Symposium 2021
Virtual Series

Stonewall National Education Project is uniquely poised through its vast national network of professionals, to help eliminate barriers, stand up for and empower our young people. The program is a ground-breaking partnership with a national network, first initiated in 2013. What started as a network of 13 school districts has grown to over 60 school districts serving LGBTQ youth. Stonewall National Education Project is an advocate for the safety, inclusion, and value of LGBTQ students, with a focus on improving student achievement, attendance, and graduation rates.

Now in its seventh year, Stonewall National Education Project positively impacts the lives of countless LGBTQ youth, and their classmates, from a spectrum of major cities and small towns across the nation.

Stonewall National Education Project invites you to convene with colleagues from a wide national network of administrators, educators and advocates at work on inclusive learning environments that support the needs of LGBTQ youth.

Join Us for SNEP Symposium on LGBTQ Youth, Virtual Series 2021!

Fill your toolbox and get support from administrators, teachers, and policy advocates who will gather for three half-day (four hour) virtual sessions throughout the school year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 3 pm – 7 pm EST/12 pm – 4 pm PST
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 3 pm – 7 pm EST/12 pm – 4 pm PST
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 3 pm – 7 pm EST/12 pm – 4 pm PST

$150 to Participate. Purchase Here.

To request an invoice or receive regular updates about Stonewall National Education Project,
please contact Emery Grant, Deputy Director or call 954-761-7774.
A limited amount of financial assistance is available to cover the registration fee. Please complete this form to request financial assistance.

Get prepared for LGBTQ History Month in October and plan for LGBTQ-inclusive lesson plans all year long as Stonewall National Museum & Archives extends original research, virtual exhibitions and other materials for the classroom.

What’s in store for October 20, 2020:

Stay tuned for updates and an announcement of our featured keynote speakers soon!

Changing the School Climate: Virtual support for LGBTQ+ students in your District
Valentina D’Alessandro, Out or Safe Schools Coordinator, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Mahoganie Gaston, Coordinator, Support Services for LGBTQ Youth, Dallas Independent School District

Are you looking for practical tools to virtually support LGBTQ+ students? In this workshop, you can learn more about the Out for Safe Schools® campaign, a district-wide program that transforms school campuses into communities of support and safety for LGBTQ+ students. Learn about the local campaigns in Dallas and Los Angeles and their strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants will learn effective techniques to reduce harm and increase inclusivity of LGBTQ+ students, creating safe spaces on school campuses and in remote and virtual school settings. This interactive workshop will provide best practices to support the unique needs of LGBTQ+ students that school officials can start using TOMORROW on their campuses.

LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum – BLK: The Black Gay and Lesbian News Magazine and Elected Sisters: Pioneering Bi, Lesbian, and Trans Political Leaders 
Emery Grant, Deputy Director, Stonewall National Museum & Archives

Prepare for LGBT History Month in October and year-round LGBT-inclusive curriculum with two exhibitions aligned with Core Curriculum Content Standards in English, History, Civics and more, drawn from the collections of the Stonewall Archives.

Gender and Research: Framing Critical Concepts and Responding to Key Constituents
Kim Westheimer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Gender Spectrum

Educators and advocates seeking to bring gender diversity into their school communities are frequently asked to justify the need for this inclusion. In this age of information overload, it can be challenging to assess the validity of gender related research that can appear in all kinds of settings from social-media to school board meetings. While not a comprehensive review of existing research, this session will help participants use research to better understand, frame, and respond to skeptics. Topics covered will include desistance among transgender youth, attitudes about gender among different racial and ethnic groups, the impact of gender inclusive practices on cisgender students, and the ability of young kids to understand and talk about gender.

LGBTQ Data Workout: Flexing Your YRBS Muscles
Booker Marshall, Sexual Health Project Manager, Office of Student Health and Wellness, Chicago Public Schools

This interactive session will provide an overview of YRBS data and a tutorial on the CDC’s online YRBS tool, with an emphasis on LGBTQ data. Participants will engage in a skills-building activity in which they access YRBS data for their geography. Then, participants will work in small groups to develop ideas for leveraging the data they find to support LGBTQ youth. Finally, they will complete an action plan for incorporating YRBS data into new or existing program materials. Examples of how Chicago Public Schools incorporates YRBS data into district-wide programming will be provided.

Symposium 2020

Due to the national Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, Stonewall cancelled our 8th annual National Educational Symposium scheduled for April 19-22, 2020.

We hosted our first “Virtual Edition” Webinar on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Watch the recording below. Certain portions were re-recorded.




Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm     Closed Sat & Sun
Stonewall will be closed on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 
due to service on the water system.