The Rainbow Alliance is a community-based GSA providing supportive and affirming social activities for kids on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and peer allies.
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
The Nest is offering creative events and activities for teens, with safe pick-up of materials offered. Check out their Meet Up page to sign up: https://www.meetup.com/Nest-Gatherings/
The Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (HLAC). The Trans Youth Handbook is a legal resource guide that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work. Click here to access a mobile-friendly version. Click here to access a PDF version.
GLSEN Connecticut has made a number of rainbow-awesome ebooks available for free! You’ll find favorite titles like Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and discover new titles to enjoy. Check out the link to find out how to download them: More info
Gender Spectrum is a resource for LGBTQIA+ teens. They’re offering webinars and online support through a number of different platforms — Instagram, Zoom, etc. Follow the link below for their list of resources.
Open Doors: A Shoreline LGBT Youth Group (for Grades 8-12)
True Colors: Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services
Trevor Support Center
Share pics of your artwork or other creative creations to be featured in the Rainbow Alliance Art Gallery. Selections will be updated monthly. You can submit under with credit given to you, or anonymously if you choose.
Daily Journal Prompt
- Name a smell that brings forward a good memory. It might be the scent of a favorite food, perfume, flower, or candle. Describe what you feel when you encounter that smell.
- You hear the sound of crashing waves and the salt-tinged wind tangles your hair. When you climb down the stairs to the beach, what’s the first thing you’re going to do?
- My favorite way to spend the day is….
- If you traveled back in time to anywhere in the world (and you didn’t have to worry about a timeline paradox), where would you go and what’s one thing you would change in the historical timeline?
- How would you define your sense of humor?
- List three self-soothing things that bring you comfort or help you during times of uncertainty.
- Create a new holiday. Who would celebrate it? What would you do to celebrate?
- What connections in nature help you feel calm, hopeful, free, or inspired?
- Cats and dogs rule the world. What’s that like?
- What lessons in resilience can you learn from your ancestors during uncertain times?
- You Freaky Friday and switch bodies with your archnemesis. What do you do with a day in their life?
- Listen to your body. What do you feel right now? Feel the rhythm of your heartbeat. Listen to your breath. What do you hear, see, smell, and feel right now?
- A giant box is delivered to your doorstep, addressed to you. There’s no sender listed. Who sent it and what’s in it?
- What do you see right now? Describe the colors, textures, sounds, smells, and shapes. What does this scene make you feel?
- If you had $1,000, what would you do with it?
- What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
- You wake up and you have a mermaid tail. What happens next?
- Make a list of ten things that make you smile.
- You’re an alien tourist visiting Earth. Describe a day visiting your hometown.
- If you could talk to your child self, what would you say to them?
- You’re put in charge of the world. What do you change to make the world a happier place?
- You’re given a houseboat. Do you choose to live on it? Describe your houseboat adventures.
- What did you want to be when you were little? (For example, you might have wanted to be a Care Bear when you grew up.) Describe a parallel life where you grew up and became exactly what you wanted to be.
- Write a travel guide for kids coming to your state. What are the must-sees?
- Write an acrostic poem for the word RAINBOW.
- You’re planting a garden. What features do you put in it? What do you grow?
- You wake up one morning and the adults around you can only say yes to any question. Describe your day.
- List five things that are important to you for you to feel healthy and safe.
- Make a list of alphabetical advice (one piece of advice for every letter of the alphabet).
- Write about a day in the life of a cat whose humans are home all the time now.
- Create a report card for yourself based on what you did today.
Dates to Know
April 24, 2020
The 25th annual Day of Silence has gone virtual.
Sign up here: https://www.glsen.org/day-of-silence
May 17, 2020
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia;
A Worldwide Celebration of Gender and Sexual Diversity. Follow the link for more information: https://may17.org/
May 24, 2020
Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day
First Week of June
True Colors is moving the annual conference to a virtual platform. More information to come, but it will most likely be the first week of June.
August 29, 2020
Middletown Pride has been rescheduled. Join us in August! https://middletownpride.org/