Out for Safe Schools

Safe. Seen. Understood. It’s not much to ask.

OUT for Safe Schools helps educators, administrators, and other school district employees “come out” as visible allies for LGBTQ students. As part of the program, participating staff wear badges identifying themselves as allies in order to make school a safer, more welcoming place.

OUT for Safe Schools launched in 2013 as part of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Project SPIN (Suicide Prevention Intervention Now) program. The initial campaign included a distribution of 30,000 badges to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers and staff to indicate they can be approached if an LGBT youth needs help to feel safe at school. In 2015, with support of the Center and Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network), OUT for Safe Schools is expanding to nine school districts nationwide, reaching millions of students.

Bring the Badge to your school

2015 National Launch