LGBTQ+

November 13, 2018

Four tips from Morningside Center Staff Developer Amy Fabrikant on how to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, and all students, going forward.

June 8, 2017

It's the 30th annniversary of  ACT UP. In this lesson, students learn about and discuss the activist organization whose bold, creative organizing forced government action to combat HIV/AIDS. .    

March 27, 2017

  Students hear and discuss the words of a group of trans teens, see a video of them speaking to their future selves, and consider what obstacles transgender teens face.   

March 24, 2017

Students consider their own identities and hear the voices of transgender people discussing their different identities, as well as challenges they face.  

March 21, 2017

Students learn the definition of "transgender," discuss the controversy over ensuring safe access to bathrooms for transgender people, and consider ways they can be allies or upstanders for transgender students.   

June 13, 2016

This listening circle on the tragic shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016, gives young people a chance to share what they are thinking and feeling, encouraging mutual understanding and support.  

May 16, 2016

In this lesson, students learn about the controversy over new federal guidelines aimed at ensuring that "transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment." Students explore their own responses to it, and discuss how they can make their school welcoming to transgender...

March 29, 2015

In this brief lesson, students consider competing rights, including the right not to be discriminated against vs. the right of religious freedom.  

October 2, 2014

In this activity, timed to coincide with National Coming Out Day, students learn about what it means to "pass" (as straight, as white, as Christian...) and consider what the pressure to "pass" costs individuals and society. The activity is structured as a circle, but can be adapted for use in a...

June 5, 2014

Students learn about the history of discrimination against LGBTQ people in the U.S., and about why June is Gay Pride Month. They explore gay rights movement history, learn about LGBTQ trailblazers, and consider the important role of allies.