Safe Schools

Supporting LGBTQI Plus Students

Published: 5/20/2024 9:49 AM

​​​​The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is committed to the success of all students. This includes students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, nonbinary, and individuals who identify their sexual orientation or gender identity in other ways (LGBTQI+). Bullying, harassment, exclusion from school activities, and other forms of discrimination can interfere with the success of LGBTQI+ students. The resources on this page provide guidance and support to schools as they seek to create welcoming and inclusive environments for all students. ​

Use of Requested Names and Pronouns

Pursuant to Senate Bill 150 (2023)​, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is prohibited from providing guidance related to the use of requested names and pronouns.​

Resources from the KDE

Key Resources from the US Department of Education

​Crisis Hotlines

​Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
​  Call or Text 988 or chat

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

Texto en Español: AYUDA al 741-741

LGBT National Youth Hotline:

The Trevor Project:​
  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text: 678-678​​


​Deborah Sauber
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772

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