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LGBTQ+ Student Events in October

October: LGBTQ+ History Month
Check out lgbthistorymonth.com to learn more about famous LGBTQ+ people.

Also visit the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's LGBTQ+ History Month Challenge page!

October 5-9: GLSEN Solidarity Week

October 10: Queer, Trans & Allied Student Virtual Summit of the Central Coast 
AND
Understanding Gender Parent and Educator Summit

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 21: International Pronouns Day

National Coming Out Day Poster

LGBTQ Students

PVUSD is committed to supporting students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our district understands that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students are at higher risk for bias-based bullying and suicide, and may not have support at home. It is crucial that schools provide safety and support for all LGBTQ+ students.

LGBTQ pride flag

Every PVUSD school site is encouraged to host a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance/Genders and Sexualities Alliance), QSA (Queer Straight Alliance), or equivalent club for students. These clubs offer LGBTQ+ and ally students important support, validation, safety, and the opportunity to be school leaders and educate their school communities about diversity.

Currently, GSA/QSA clubs exist at almost every PVUSD high school and middle school, and one elementary school.

Alianza Charter School QSA

Aptos High School Rainbow Alliance

Lakeview Middle School QSA

Pajaro Valley High School QSA

Watsonville Charter School of the Arts GSA and GSA Junior

Aptos Jr High Pride Club

Cesar Chavez Middle School GSA

EA Hall Middle School Diversity Club

Pajaro Middle School

Rolling Hills Middle School

Watsonville High School SAGA Club