LGBTQIA+ Community

At Centennial High School, we embrace the joy of diversity within our community. We support our LGBTQIA+ community and strive to support and enrich their time at CHS. We are committed to providing an educational and social environment that affirms and promotes an inclusive, equitable space which values diversity. Keep up on what is going on in the larger HCPSS Pride community at their website.

Pronoun Options in Canvas

All Canvas users, including students, staff, and parents/families, can identity their pronouns in Canvas. As a default, the pronoun field is left blank. Users who do not wish for a pronoun do not need to take any action.  Want to identify your pronouns? See

LGBTQIA+ Announcements and News:

Read the Rainbow is back with Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00PM. This program is open to middle and high school students, parents, educators, librarians, and community members. Read the Rainbow is an inclusive, virtual, and free book club that brings readers together to discuss books with the author who wrote them. Darcie Little Badger will be present at the meeting. While this bookclub is open to all, please note that students drive the discussion questions. Students in grades 8th-12th grade are eligible to receive a free book (first 50 registered students). Register here to participate. 

Poster Proposal on Social Justice

The Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity are excited to invite Howard County 11th & 12th grade students to submit a poster proposal on social justice for our 2024 Humanity Matters Conference. The conference will take place on Monday, May 6, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Turf Valley Resort 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042. The theme of the conference is “envisioning social justice through an equity lens.”

Students are encouraged to submit research posters that are eye-catching, visual representations of various social justice topics including, but not limited to: gender inequality, racial equity, environmental justice, children’s rights, community advocacy, disability rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, labor, disinformation and misinformation, and more. An effective poster presentation highlights the main points or components of a project. Text and images should be large enough to be seen from a distance at several feet.

The original deadline of September 29th has been extended. Please encourage your students to submit the title of their presentation, a bio (75 words max), a description of their poster project (100 words max), along with their name, email, grade, and phone number to Dr. Denise Boston at Please place: 2024 Humanity Matters Conference Poster Submission in the Subject Line of the email.

Rainbow Vision 2024 Literary Magazine 

Do you want to make your voice heard? Do you have something to share about your experience as an LGBTQIA+ teen or ally? Submit to the HCPSS Rainbow Vision 2024 literary magazine! Submissions are now open for the 2023-2024 school year!

HCPSS Pride website always has great info to catch up on.
Rainbow Vision Vol.4 is now available online to read. 


HCPSS has in place comprehensive supports across all of our schools:

Rainbow Representatives
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CHS Rainbow Representative: Rainbow Representatives ensure that schools are allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families. The school Rainbow Representative attends quarterly meetings; receives and disseminates information regarding LGBTQIA+ topics of interest to the school and school community as appropriate; and provides instructional support for educators. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Centennial High School Rainbow Representative, Steven Parker at

CHS has an LGBTQIA+ Club called SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance). SAGA is a club designed to give students a safe place to gather socially, expand friendships as well as a place to learn about and discuss topics related to the LGBTQ+ community. Both LGBTQ+ students and allies are welcome to attend.  SAGA meets on Wednesdays from 2:35-3:15 pm  Location: Room 507(Mrs. Seker's room).  Advisors for SAGA: Steven Parker, Amy Seker & Rus Van Westervelt