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Gay-Straight Alliances or Genders & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are student-run clubs that empower LGBTQ+ youth and their allies to create safer, more inclusive, and welcoming schools while also building stronger, more resilient youth.

Gay-Straight Alliances or Genders & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are student-run clubs that empower LGBTQ+ youth and their allies to create safer, more inclusive, and welcoming schools while also building stronger, more resilient youth.

  • GSAs operate in middle and high schools throughout the APS District.
  • According to the GLSEN Research Brief, GSAs improve school climate for all students. 

New Mexico state proclamation declaring April 22, 2022 at GLSEN Albuquerque Day of SilenceNational GLSEN Day of Silence 

The National GLSEN Day of Silence is a day in which students take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) name-calling, bullying and harassment faced by individuals in schools. New Mexico issued a proclamation declaring April 22, 2022 the “GLSEN Albuquerque National Day of Silence.” Students in middle and high school have the opportunity to take part in this event at their school. To learn more about this national event, visit the GLSEN  Day of Silence website. Learn more about how APS supports our LGBTQ+ students, families and staff, by visiting the Student Health and Life Skills page or Office of Equal Opportunity Services page. For more information contact, Allison Poccia; poccia@aps.edu.                  

LGBTQ+ Crisis Resources

Download the LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource Flyer (PNG) or use the list below to contact the appropriate resource during a crisis.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

  • Text: HOME to 741741

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) works to ensure LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. They offer tons of resources for LGBTQ youth. 

Transgender Resource Center of NM 

Transgender Resource Center of NM provides advocacy, education, and direct services in support of transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and gender-variant people and their families. 

  • (505) 200-9086
  • 5600 Domingo Rd. NE. Albuquerque, NM 87108

UNM LGBTQ Resource Center

UNM LGBTQ Resource Center provides services to UNM students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education, and safety. Email Frankie Flores at Flyero81@unm.edu to schedule an appointment. 

  • (505) 277-LGBT (5428)
  • 1919 Las Lomas NE

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is a statewide mental health crisis line for anyone who resides in the State of New Mexico and is concerned with suicidal thoughts, substance use, greif, and other behavioral health issues. 

  • Crisis and Access Line: 1 (855) NMCRISIS (662-7474)
  • Call or text Peer to Peer Warmline: 1 (855) 4NM-7100 (466-7100)

Agora 24 Hour Crisis Line

Agora 24 Hour Crisis Line has trained crisis hotline specialists and volunteers ready to provide compassionate, non-judgmental help for anyone in the need of emotional support. 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. 

  • 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
  • Text: START to 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ people ages 13-24.

  • 1 (866) 488-7386
  • Text: START to 678-678

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Helpline is a network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. Visit their website to learn about more specific services. 

Rape Crisis Center of New Mexico

Rape Crisis Center of NM provides support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse within Central New Mexico. It serves as a community resource on issues regarding prevention and awareness of sexual violence. 

  • (505) 266-7711

Resources

Safe Zone Contact information
Employee                                                               Contact Information
Laura Morris                                                               (505) 880-3721
Resource Teacher, zones 1&3                       laura.morris@aps.edu
 
Angela Ruiz                                                                 (505) 880-3789
Resource Teacher, zones 2&4                             

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