June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada.
Lethbridge School Divisions belives our schools and buildings are safe spaces for everyone that walks through our doors. Many of our students, parents, caregivers, staff and community members identify as LGBTQ+.
Our Division Plan and policies emphasize that the well-being for all of our students and staff are met through a focus on an appreciation for diversity and inclusion. We welcome, support and celebrate all students, staff in our school system.
What does LGBTQ+ mean?
LGBTQ+ refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning. The + means other identities not reflected in the first five letters, which may include people who identify as Intersex, Asexual or an Ally.
Other common terms used to describe people in these communities who do not identify as heterosexual are the Queer Community or Rainbow Community. It is important to be respectful and use the terms that people prefer when identifying a person as part of this community.
Please see these two Division documents for more information.