Who Can You Go To?: A Guide to the First Amendment for LGBTQ+ Youth in Delaware

Who Can You Go To?

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures and communities to protect the constitutional rights of all people. With a nationwide network of offices and millions of members and supporters, we take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Beyond one person, party or side - we the people dare to create a more perfect union.

The ACLU of Delaware has been the "underdog’s watchdog" for over half a century. We are a first resort when the government threatens our rights in Delaware and a last hope when we are deprived of our liberties. Our ongoing efforts today to promote racial justice, legal systems reform, expanded voting rights, and more are only the next step in our organization’s history. We continue our work to protect and expand civil liberties in Delaware through litigation, advocacy, and public education, because we know all too well that "the fight for civil liberties never stays won."

Here are some of our partners in Delaware. Check out their websites for more information on support and services they provide.

CAMP Rehoboth 

Intersections of Pride

Lewes Public Library 

National Association of Social Workers DE 

Parents of Trans Kids (PTK) Delaware 

Planned Parenthood of Delaware

Rehoboth PFLAG 

Transitions Delaware 

Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware 

United Way 

The Village

If you have experienced school-based bullying, harassment, or discrimination, you can also file a complaint with your local school district, your state education agency, or the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. You can file a complaint for bullying, harassment, or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, or sex characteristics.

Know Your Rights!

Browse the Guide Below

Know Your Rights: A Guide to the First Amendment for LGBTQ+ Youth in Delaware, is packed with information related to students’ rights around LGBTQ+ expression in schools. Click through the links below to read our full guide!

What is the First Amendment?

⬆️ A digestible outline of the First Amendment and how it applies to LGBTQ+ students’ expression in schools.

Language and Definitions

⬆️ Language and definitions that are commonly used in conversations about LGBTQ+ communities and issues.

LGBTQ+ Students: Know Your Rights!

⬆️ A full list of rights that LGBTQ+ people are promised in schools - regardless of individual school policies.

How Can You Make a Difference?

⬆️ A list of ways that students can use the First Amendment to express themselves in schools.

The School Board’s Role in Your Rights

⬆️ Information about the role that school boards play in policy-making for schools, and how students can make their voices heard even if they can’t vote.

Who Can You Go To

⬆️ A list of resources for LGBTQ+ students in Delaware.