21 episodes

This podcast is designed to help school officials and students learn proven ways to ensure that their school is as safe, welcoming, and affirming as possible. Together we all must ensure that our schools are safe for all students, and that includes our LGBTQ+ students. I'll talk with students, teachers, administrators, lawyers, advocates, and members of the LGBTQ community as we look at the issues facing LGBTQ+ students today. Check out my home page, CreatingSafeSchools.com. #wesaygay #lgbtq

Creating Safe Schools Lara Klopp

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This podcast is designed to help school officials and students learn proven ways to ensure that their school is as safe, welcoming, and affirming as possible. Together we all must ensure that our schools are safe for all students, and that includes our LGBTQ+ students. I'll talk with students, teachers, administrators, lawyers, advocates, and members of the LGBTQ community as we look at the issues facing LGBTQ+ students today. Check out my home page, CreatingSafeSchools.com. #wesaygay #lgbtq

    Interview with Coleman Todd, Part 2

    Interview with Coleman Todd, Part 2

    In the second part of my interview with Coleman Todd, associate at the Cocoa Beach Community Church, in Cocoa Beach Florida, we continue to talk about the role religion, and specifically Christianity, plays in our society today.

    We discuss Christianity and the LGBTQ community, and delve into the deeper issues of divisiveness that exist in our country right now.

    #transgender #LGBTQ #bible #religion #Christianity #Unitarian #philosophy #allies #wesaygay #saygay

    • 38 min
    Interview with Coleman Todd, Part 1

    Interview with Coleman Todd, Part 1

    This podcast is part 1 of my interview with Coleman Todd, associate at the Cocoa Beach Community Church, in Cocoa Beach Florida.

    I initially reached out to Coleman because I know a young transgender man who is being sent to conversion therapy by his parents, in the name of Christianity. I realized that it is important to speak with faith leaders and scholars about how different religous traditions view our LGBTQ community, and discuss the fact that many Christian denominations and other faith traditions are welcoming. ‘

    I hope to help LGBTQ youth and adolescents realize that there are welcoming congregations of Christian faith.

    In our conversation we also touch on other social issues, and the concept of caring for one another, and what that means in the lens of Christianity.

    Hear more and read more about building an affirming society at CreatingSafeSchools.com

    #Religion #MarriageEquality #LGBTQ #Christianity #Transgender #LGBTQallies

    • 39 min
    Interview with My Friend Jenelle, Part 2

    Interview with My Friend Jenelle, Part 2

    In this episode of my podcast, I share the second part of my conversation with my friend Jenelle, a transgender woman who speaks about being herself, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and the political climate in Florida.

    #transgender #LGBTQ+ #LGBTQallies #saygay #woke

    Hear more podcasts, and download guides to creating safe and welcoming school environments, at 

    https://creatingsafeschools.com

    • 22 min
    Interview with My Friend Jenelle, Part 1

    Interview with My Friend Jenelle, Part 1

    In this episode, I talk with my friend Jenelle about being a young, homeless transgender adolescent in South Beach, Miami Beach, in the late 60s and early 70s. She talks about the people who mentored her, including the famous Queen of South Beach, Henrietta Robinson. If you are interested in the kids who changed their yearbook we refer to, click here. Here is more information about the Federalist Society.

    If you are aware of, or a victim of, human trafficking, please call the Human Trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888, 24/7. You can also text “help” or “info” to 233733.

    If you are transgender and need to speak with someone supportive, please call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386, 24/7, or text “START” to 678-678. You can also chat by going to thetrevorproject.org.

    If you are considering suicide, please know help is out there. Call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255.

    You are not alone.

    • 30 min
    Peregrine Hayward Speaks at Pride & Prejudice in Brevard, Space Coast Progressive Alliance 2017

    Peregrine Hayward Speaks at Pride & Prejudice in Brevard, Space Coast Progressive Alliance 2017

    In this podcast, we go back a bit in time. Hear Peregrine Hayward when she was a senior at Satellite High School in 2017, as one of the panel members of Space Coast Progressive Alliance’s Pride and Prejudice in Brevard panel discussion.

    Peregrine talks about the ways in which school can be difficult when you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and the improvements she’s seen during her lifetime. Unfortunately, in many ways we appear to be regressing, but her hopeful message still resonates.

    Find more content and a related blog at CreatingSafeSchools.com

    • 10 min
    Interview with GSA Sponsor Kaley Georgelis

    Interview with GSA Sponsor Kaley Georgelis

    In this podcast, I interview the sponsor of Merritt Island High School’s GSA, Kaley Georgelis. We talk about the impact Florida’s new Don’t Say Gay law is having on students, the importance of a supportive administration (which MIHS definitely has), and actions that have made her school safer and more affirming.

    Some of the actions she has initiated at MIHS include the designation of gender-neutral bathrooms, graduation certificates in students’ legal names and chosen names, and an intensive and immediate response to all bullying.

    Click here to download a helpful guide Kaley created for her fellow teachers.

    #wesaygay #saygay #LGBTQallies

    • 28 min