Project SPIN is a coalition of organizations, the L.A. Unified School District, and community
members working to provide comprehensive support for youth who attend school within the
Los Angeles Unified School District. Specifically, the coalition works together to bring change
to the Los Angeles Unified School District that will positively impact students and end the conditions
that contribute to bullying, homophobia, LGBTQ youth suicide and suicidal ideation. The over-arching
goal of this initiative is to act as a network that strengthens the collaboration, communication and
coordination among the many existing programs and services designed to support LGBTQ youth in and
out of schools through out L.A. County. Project SPIN currently organizes an annual summit and a number
of working groups designed to enhance existing resources and to make recommendations to improve systems and expand services.
The world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization and the nation’s second-largest school district have joined forces to encourage educators, administrators and other school district employees to “come out” and be visible allies for LGBT students—just in time for National Coming Out Day (Friday, October 11).
Nearly 50 LAUSD staff and students filmed I’m Coming OUT for Safe Schools” PSAs. The superintendent, school police chief, bus drivers, students, teachers, principals, parents, grandparents, and many more, gave heart felt messages of love and support for their LGBTQ students and families. These PSAs will be aired on KLCS throughout October...