From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the students in Straightlaced illustrate the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives.
Following is a list of current Straightlaced partners. For more information about partnering with the Straightlaced campaign, please contact us.
Anti Defamation League
The ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute is a leading provider of anti-bias and diversity education training programs and resources used by PreK-12 schools, universities, businesses and community organizations throughout the United States and internationally. School-based programs work with members of the school community to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills to combat and respond to all forms of bigotry and to build safe, respectful school settings.
ANSWER, a national sexuality education organization based at Rutgers University, provides and promotes comprehensive sexuality education to teens and the adults who teach them.
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) is a statewide coalition of over 150 organizations and individuals working to eliminate all forms of domestic violence. As an advocate for social change, CPEDV shapes public policy, increases community awareness, and strengthens their members’ capacity to work toward the common goal of advancing the safety and healing of victims, survivors and their families.
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents that builds community and works toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.
Girls For A Change
Girls For A Change is a national organization that empowers middle and high school girls to create social change by providing the tools, resources and support they need to move from being spectators to being change makers.
Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network works to create safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through local organizing, national advocacy, teacher training, and student empowerment.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
GSA Network is a youth leadership organization that empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. There are currently approximately 800 GSA clubs in California high schools and middle schools, including more than 53% of the public high schools. GSA Network’s success in California has become a national model, and the organization coordinates the National Association of GSA Networks to assist other state-based organizations supporting GSA clubs.
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of girls and women. Their mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower all girls and women experience to equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
For 33 years NCLR has been at the forefront of nearly every legal gain made for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in this country.
PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Since 1973, PFLAG has been the nation’s leading organization representing parents, families, and allies of LGBT people joined in the fight for equality and acceptance. PFLAG’s work to promote LGBT health and well-being includes support programs, education, and advocacy – both at the national level and in local communities throughout the country.
Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. The Coalition helps schools become safe places for families, educators, and children by providing resources, raising awareness, offering skill based training, and disseminating information.
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance supports the efforts of educators to promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom. The organization produces and distributes free anti-bias materials to tens of thousands of teachers, and serves as a national clearinghouse of information about anti-bias programs and activities being implemented in schools across the country.
True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.
TrueChild is devoted to bringing a “gender transformative” approach to policies and programs that affect the healthy development of children and youth. TrueChild envisions a world where every child can break through gender stereotypes, so they can be their true selves and reach their full potential.