LGBTQ+

November 13, 2018
I’ve received many texts and calls from family, friends, and colleagues since the Trump administration announced its plan to redefine “sex discrimination” under Title IX, the federal civil rights law…
June 8, 2017
To the Teacher   In the mid–1980s, America was thrown into a public health crisis by the sudden emergence of HIV/AIDS. The disease seemed to come from nowhere in the early 1980s and in the…
March 27, 2017
  To the Teacher:     Over the past few years, transgender (trans) people have gained public visibility. We’ve seen more trans characters in movies and on television, sometimes played by trans…
March 24, 2017
  To the teacher:     If you are not already familiar with current understanding about gender identity and related questions, some background reading will be helpful. See this FAQ created by the…
March 21, 2017
  To the Teacher:   If you are not already familiar with current understanding about gender identity and related questions, some background reading will be helpful. See this FAQ created by the…
June 13, 2016
The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, on June 12, 2016, has left many of us feeling sad, worried, angry or even fearful. When upsetting events happen, a listening circle  can be…
May 16, 2016
To the Teacher: Please carefully review the lesson in advance, consider the topic, and assess your students’ readiness to engage in a discussion of this issue.  These guidelines for discussing…
March 29, 2015
In the News Share with students the following information, or ask them to read it.   On March 26, 2015, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law…
October 2, 2014
To the Teacher:   In this activity, timed to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11, students learn about what it means to "pass" (as white, as straight, as Christian...) and consider…
June 5, 2014
Objectives: Students will:  Learn about the history of discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people in the United States Learn about the history of Gay Pride Month, which is…