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Celebrate pride with your students by integrating LGBT history, people and themes into your lessons and classroom discussions. This collection includes lessons on gender and identity along with articles, videos, and FAQs designed to help educators foster learning environments in which all students feel safe and respected. This collection is relevant to teachers, students, administrators and caregivers; there is content for all grade levels.
Please note that the files in this collection cannot be downloaded from WeTeachNYC because they link out to an external site.
Curriculum that includes positive representations of LGBT people and history can affirm LGBT students, improve school climate and align with Common Core standards. This brief guide from GLSEN includes best practices, planning tips, connections to standards and a guided reflection.
A series of discussion topics to explore with students during pride and beyond. Provided by Live Out Loud, an organization whose mission is to connect LGBTQ youth to role models and leaders in the LGBTQ community.
News and information which features or directly impacts young adults, curated by GLAAD. Frequent topics include K-12 schools and higher education, young adult media, young adult advocates, coming out, family and community acceptance, youth homelessness, and student advocacy including Gay Straight Alliances and safe schools initiatives. GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media.
Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Rather than a static set of recommendations and formulas, this guide responds to the dynamics that affect a transgender student’s experiences in school. The guide is geared toward the needs of all students, and incorporates distinctions and recommendations based on the specific ages and stages of students’ development. Created by Gender Spectrum and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. (For booklists from previous years, click the Rainbow Book Lists link at the top of the page.) Shared by the American Library Association.
My Kid Is Gay offers videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual children. My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
A blog post for educators who have ever struggled to support students who question their sexual identity or don’t fit neatly into social expectations of what it means to be a boy or a girl. By Teaching Tolerance.