Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Many LGBTQ+ students regularly face bullying at their schools due to a lack of staff education and resources to express themselves. The emotional, psychological, and academic effects result in high rates of isolation and suicide and low rates of graduation. This capstone project addressed the need for LBGTQ+ resources and staff involvement in the Salinas Union High School District. The result was an LGBTQ+ resource web page with access to comprehensive learning and social experiences to prepare LGBTQ+ students academically, emotionally, and socially. The importance of having resources for the LGBTQ+ through their education increases the rate of them being successful through their education. Having support in their school can lead individuals to feel more freely about themselves and their preferred gender. The recommendations for the agency are to continue pushing changes for the LGBTQ+ and be more inclusive in the District.