As far as I can tell, our school does nothing in particular to promote support for LGBTQ students. We don't have a GSA, and as far as I know, none of our staff is out at school. I find it strange since we are in a very liberal part of the country, but being in a rural area, many students and their families present conservative values. In my classroom, I have a poster from the Teaching Tolerance magazine which mentions supporting diversity including for students of all sexual orientations. I also do not accept use of the word "gay" as a put-down, nor the use of any word for any person as a derogatory term. I have had to explain why this is important not just for this use of "gay" but also the n-word, which students defend since they hear it all the time in song lyrics. Apparently students have been getting around this by using the Spanish equivalents of these words...I understand enough Spanish to catch some, but not all. I obviously haven't been as successful as I would like in fostering a positive classroom climate on this issue...I also understand that I am dealing with cultural differences here which makes the challenge even greater. I still hope and try to model a different outlook in my classroom.