4: ACLU Know Your Rights

    Youth from the ACLU of Northern California Present:
    Know Your Rights!

    Can your principal ban your Gay-Straight Alliance club from meeting in a classroom? Do you have the right to wear a shirt promoting marriage equality to school? Find out your legal rights by watching this workshop, led by youth from the American Civil Liberties Union! Still have questions? Ask away on the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/233608786659828/

    Find more resources below, such as how to get in touch with your local ACLU chapter or sample letters you could write to your school administrators.

    Find the information from this workshop here: 
     
    Check out the ACLU "Library" for LGBT Students! Here you can find facts about your rights on campus, and letters you can print out to give to school administrators when standing up for your rights! http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights_hiv-aids/library
     
    Looking for ideas of what to do to change your school? Visit our Get Busy Get Equal Schools webpage: http://gbge.aclu.org/schools-youth 
     
    Some states have even more specific laws that protect free speech and expression rights at school than we covered today, and go further to protect LGBT students against harassment. Every state has at least one ACLU Office and if you have questions or need help, we're here for you!  Here is how you find your local ACLU office: http://www.aclu.org/affiliates
     
    Remember, if you call the ACLU, it's confidential. You can also contact our National office if you're facing LGBT discrimination at school here: http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights_hiv-aids/get-help-anti-lgbt-discrimination-your-school