Know The New California Safe Schools Laws

LGBTQ and Gender-Creative students facing bullying and harassment have new rights

After July 1, 2012 California law offers greater protections for LGBTQ and Gender-Creative Students!

Betty DeGeneres and Southern California students have a wonderful message for school board members, school administrators and LGBTQ and gender-creative students and their families across the state.

We need your help getting this information out to schools and students.  Please send a link to this page to your local school administrators and post it on your social media sites; let’s make this good news go viral!

California School Board Members, Administrators, Teachers, Students & their Families: We have a great deal to celebrate! As of July 1, 2012 there are BIG changes in California’s school laws for all kids including, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-creative students.  These changes require that school employees act immediately when bullying takes place, that every bullying complaint must be processed in a very specific way, that schools must also address cyberbullying and, if your school doesn’t protect you, you have new options for transferring to a new school district.  As a result of California’s AB 9 (Seth’s Law) and AB 1156 (Tabitha’s Law), there are other big changes too!

Become an expert on creating bully-free schools by enrolling in Cal State Fullerton’s LGBTQ anti-bullying course here

Get in touch with the YETA Bullying Hotline here

Learn all about AB 9 (Seth’s Law), effective July 1, 2012, form ACLU SC here

Learn all about AB 1156, effective July 1, 2012, from the Orange County Equality Coalition’s Student Advocates Project here