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Some Considerations When Working with LGBT Students of Color

May 2010


When working with LGBT students of color1, there are a number of additional concerns that should be taken into consideration. It is crucial to see students through a holistic lens, one that recognizes and tries to understand the complex identities and
experiences that shape each individual. The following considerations are meant to help you think more deeply about the experiences of LGBT students of color and their needs. It is not an exhaustive list, but one that was created in hopes of inspiring additional thoughts and questions amongst
school staff. We encourage you to read, consider and try out some of the suggestions on the following pages.

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