Networks - GLBTQ

Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning


We dedicate ourselves to NAGC’s openness, its support of marginalized groups, and its broad perspective. The Network will be broadly open to parents, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who stand behind gifted GLBTQ students, as these youth strive to do their best in a sometimes less-than-accepting world. Each day, we will embody NAGC’s ongoing development of policies and practices that back widely-varied marginalized groups, and like the NAGC, we will encourage research, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaborative efforts on behalf of our gifted GLBTQ youth, other high-potential students, and the youth whom our students will encounter.

Constitutional Statement of Purpose

The purposes of the Network are informational, advocacy- and governance-related, and social. Specifically, the Network's goals are as follows:

A.   Disseminating information to educators and parents, concerning the nature and needs of gifted GLBTQ youth.

B.   Serving as advocates for the needs of gifted GLBTQ youth, their parents and teachers, and gifted youth with GLBTQ parents and teachers.

C.   Welcoming GLBTQ supporters into the Network.

D.   Clearly and effectively governing the Network's efforts to assist GLBTQ students, their parents and educators, and gifted youth with GLBT parents and teachers.

Section 2. Activities. This Network will accomplish its goals through these activities:

  1. Communicating information related to GLBTQ youth within NAGC.
  2. Advocating for GLBTQ youth to entities outside NAGC.
  3. Socializing with other GLBTQ supporters within our broader organization.
  4. Keeping the Network well-managed for both its supporters and its parent organization.


Andres Parra-Martinez, Chair
Doug Alexander, Chair Elect
Alena Treat, Past Chair


Other Resources

GLBTQ Advocacy Tools

Article: Introduction to Sexual and Gender Minority Terms: Past, Present, and Future Usage