Previously Recorded: Stay Current: Legal and Policy Issues Pertaining to LGBTQ+ Students and School Staff

  • 10/27/2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10/27/2024
  • Link to the recording will be emailed after registration
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Previously Recorded

Stay Current: Legal & Policy Issues Pertaining to

LGBTQ+ Students and School Staff

Jay Kaplan

Live-streaming October 27th, 2023 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Only $10 for members and $20 for non-members


This hour long session will provide an overview of current law governing LGBTQ students (civil rights laws and legal protections). It will address issues directly impacting LGBTQ students, which include: use of chosen names and pronouns, parental notification policies, and privacy rights of LGBTQ+ students. Time will be dedicated to discussing book banning and addressing harassment and bullying of LGBTQ+ students. The role that GSAs play in providing a safe and supportive learning environment will be covered, in addition to supportive symbols, including the rainbow pride flags. 


    Jay Kaplan has been the staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Project since its founding in 2001.

    He has worked on cases including challenging undercover sting operations targeting gay men, fighting Michigan’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying, defending the validity of second parent adoptions granted in Michigan, and recently advocating for a transgender high school student to be able to run for prom court. Jay was honored with the 2006 Unsung Hero Award from the Michigan State Bar and the 2010 Virginia Uribe Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association (NEA).

    Continuing Education Credit:

    Participants may earn 1.0 SCECH for attending the live event and completing the appropriate SCECH's survey within two weeks.  A link to a recorded version will be provided to all registered guests.  You may register and receive a link to the recording up to one year after the live event. Please note, the recording will not be available until two weeks after the event.  As a result, participants can not earn SCECH's for viewing the recorded version.  

    Refund Policy:

    Refunds will not be made routinely. 

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    Should an individual dispute charges, particularly due to not recognizing the MASP charge on their credit/debit card, the card holder will be responsible for providing a Letter of Acceptance so that MASP may respond to the chargeback claim. The card holder will be assessed a fee of $25, regardless of the outcome of the chargeback, for having to reverse process the money to the card issuing bank. 

    Contact the MASP Conference Chair at with any questions or concerns regarding this event.

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