“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential."
~Harvey Milk

LGBTQ+ Resources


CTA's Human Rights Department provides a variety of workshops and trainings presented by volunteer educators trained and knowledgeable in that area.

Workshops are presented at no charge. To learn more about Human Rights trainings please contact your local president, primary contact staff person or , contact Pat Fuentes at 562-478-1374 or pfuentes@cta.org

  1. An exploration into SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Schools
    Do you have LGBTQ+ students and/or colleagues?  Do you have the courage to create a safe environment that fosters bravery to explore sexual orientation, gender identity and expression? This workshop is a transformative experience into privilege, identity, laws and terms as it applies to SOGI.  It may be of particular interest to those who want to foster positive relations and support LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.
    The program consists of a core of four (4) components that are to be presented in an eight (8) hour workshop sponsored by the service center council or local chapter. Consultation with the Human Rights Department is recommended for assistance in program planning

Please contact CTA's Human Rights Department for more information on GLBT trainings.



  • Nancy Bailey Leadership in Lesbian & Gay Issues, Human Rights Award - Nominations available on cta.org each September and are due in January. Award is given in March at Equity and Human Rights Conference. Click here for more information and a nomination form.
  • David A Sanchez LGBTQ+ Leadership Award - This Caucus award is given to those indivduals that have helped to achieve significant progress and promote leadership on behalf of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexula and Transgender Community. Award is given in June at State Coucil. Click here for a nomination form.



  • Human Rights Contact at each service center - See the Human Rights Department publication for a list of names and contact information.