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 What do you think caused your
heterosexuality?
 When and how did you decide you were
straight?
 Do your parents know y...
Graphicviagrrrlfever.tumblr.com
Lauren M. Kenney, “Being
out and reading queer-
inclusive texts in a high
school English classroom”
in Act Out! Combating
...
 Roughly 1 in 10 students identify as LGBT or
report same-sex sexual contact.
 Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth are
› 6x ...
 The vast majority of LGBT students in Maine
regularly heard homophobic remarks, sexist
remarks, and negative remarks abo...
 Individual students feel safer at school when
LGBT issues are included in the curriculum
(LGBT & straight)
 School clim...
 Assumptions of heterosexuality
 Curricular gaps
 Invisibility
 Too “dangerous”
 Too noticeable to
confront
Straut & ...
 Heteronormative : denoting or relating to a
world view that promotes heterosexuality as
the normal or preferred sexual o...
 Use inclusive language
 Avoid the “foods and festivals” pitfall
 Avoid fragmentation
 Avoid scenarios which position ...
6. Watch for connotative
bias
7. Consider the power of
words
8. Avoid negative
comments about
gender roles
9. Be careful a...
MaineCoalitionAgainstSexual
Assault/BackboneZone
 English Language Arts
› Include books and stories by queer authors
and/or about queer characters
› Acknowledge LGBTQ aut...
A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe
Theatre 2013. Photos by Alastair Muir.
 History and social studies
› Acknowledge the contributions of LGBTQ figures
(Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk)
› Acknowledge t...
Bayard Rustin, an civil rights activist featured in March by John
Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
 Foreign Language
› Explore the status of LGBTQ people in target
countries or cultures
› Learn about third genders in cul...
Language Arabic Chinese Greek Japanese
Word ‫مثلي‬ (miθli) 同志
(tóngzhì)
σαπφίδα
(sapfídha)
両刀遣い
(ryōtōzukai)
Meaning gay g...
 STEM
› Acknowledge the contributions of queer
scientists (Alan Turing, Francis Bacon, Isaac
Newton)
› Analyze LGBTQ demo...
PewResearchCenter
 Health and Wellness
› Include information for LGBTQ students when
learning about sexual health
› Provide resources which...
Excerpt from “Health Disparities Faced By the
Transgender Community” by Fenway Health.
Excerpt from “Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexua...
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you
have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an
elephant has its foot on ...
 Educate yourself!
 Biegel, Stuart. The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender
Identity in America's Public Schools. Minneapolis, MN...
 Holwerda, L. "Sexuality In Curriculum." Slideshare.net, 31 Oct.
2013. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
 Krywanczyk, Loren. "Queering ...
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  1. 1.  What do you think caused your heterosexuality?  When and how did you decide you were straight?  Do your parents know you are straight?  Is it possible that your heterosexuality is a phase?
  2. 2. Graphicviagrrrlfever.tumblr.com
  3. 3. Lauren M. Kenney, “Being out and reading queer- inclusive texts in a high school English classroom” in Act Out! Combating homophobia through teacher activism. “I had never before understood compulsory heterosexuality so clearly as that day when I witnessed and participated in its enactment. [...] While I (and any other invisible LGBTQ students in that room) sat, passive, reduced to a hypothetical problem the straight people would have to struggle with in their careers.”
  4. 4.  Roughly 1 in 10 students identify as LGBT or report same-sex sexual contact.  Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth are › 6x more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year › 5x more likely to have skipped school because of feeling unsafe Massachusetts High School Students and Sexual Orientation Results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  5. 5.  The vast majority of LGBT students in Maine regularly heard homophobic remarks, sexist remarks, and negative remarks about gender expression.  Most LGBT students in Maine have been victimized at school.  Many LGBT students in Maine do not have access to in-school resources and supports. GLSEN 2013 National School Climate Survey: Maine State Snapshot
  6. 6.  Individual students feel safer at school when LGBT issues are included in the curriculum (LGBT & straight)  School climates are safer when LGBT issues are part of the curriculum.  LGBTQ-inclusive lessons that are rated as “mostly supportive” of LGBTQ people/ issues positively affect school climate as a whole. California Preventing School Harassment survey (2006)
  7. 7.  Assumptions of heterosexuality  Curricular gaps  Invisibility  Too “dangerous”  Too noticeable to confront Straut & Sapon-Shevin (2002).
  8. 8.  Heteronormative : denoting or relating to a world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation.  Heterosexism : discrimination or prejudice against homosexuals on the assumption that heterosexuality is the normal sexual orientation.
  9. 9.  Use inclusive language  Avoid the “foods and festivals” pitfall  Avoid fragmentation  Avoid scenarios which position students to feel pity for LGBTQ figures  Assume students are LGBTQ or straight allies (don’t position students as straight and/or homophobic)  Expect respectfulness and kindness from all students at all times Biegel (2010); Clark & Blackburn (2009); Dykes (2010); Straut & Sapon-Shevin (2002); Weinberg (2009).
  10. 10. 6. Watch for connotative bias 7. Consider the power of words 8. Avoid negative comments about gender roles 9. Be careful about heterosexism 10. Confront bias 1. Don’t assume students are straight 2. Don’t assume being LGBT is a problem 3. Don’t “out” people 4. Let students self- identify 5. Don’t assume gender and sex are the same Weinberg (2009).
  11. 11. MaineCoalitionAgainstSexual Assault/BackboneZone
  12. 12.  English Language Arts › Include books and stories by queer authors and/or about queer characters › Acknowledge LGBTQ authors of study (Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare) › Include or acknowledge queer readings of relevant texts
  13. 13. A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre 2013. Photos by Alastair Muir.
  14. 14.  History and social studies › Acknowledge the contributions of LGBTQ figures (Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk) › Acknowledge the queerness of historical figures (Alexander the Great, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony) › Learn about key events in LGBTQ history (Stonewall Riots, persecution during WWII, Lavender Scare during McCarthyism)
  15. 15. Bayard Rustin, an civil rights activist featured in March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
  16. 16.  Foreign Language › Explore the status of LGBTQ people in target countries or cultures › Learn about third genders in cultures around the world (Femminiello in Italy, Muxe or Muxhe in Mexico, Travesti in South America) › Learn LGBTQ vocabulary
  17. 17. Language Arabic Chinese Greek Japanese Word ‫مثلي‬ (miθli) 同志 (tóngzhì) σαπφίδα (sapfídha) 両刀遣い (ryōtōzukai) Meaning gay gay lesbian bisexual Literal or other meanings of the same comrade Sappho fan two-sword fencing; an expert in two skills Via: wiktionary.com and http://lgbt.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_terms_for_gay_in_different_languages
  18. 18.  STEM › Acknowledge the contributions of queer scientists (Alan Turing, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton) › Analyze LGBTQ demographic trends and create charts or infographics › Examine LGBTQ topics in subjects such as biology, genetics, or psychology
  19. 19. PewResearchCenter
  20. 20.  Health and Wellness › Include information for LGBTQ students when learning about sexual health › Provide resources which address needs of LGBTQ students (coming out, health, legal rights, suicide/depression) › Cover topics such as sex versus gender, sexual orientation and gender identity › Common mistake  only addressing the LGBTQ community when discussing HIV/AIDS
  21. 21. Excerpt from “Health Disparities Faced By the Transgender Community” by Fenway Health. Excerpt from “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Disparities in New York City” by Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation. “Bisexuals Face Severe Health Disparities by the Bisexual Resource Center.
  22. 22. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” ~ Desmond Tutu “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  23. 23.  Educate yourself!
  24. 24.  Biegel, Stuart. The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota, 2010.  Blackburn, Mollie V. Acting Out!: Combating Homophobia through Teacher Activism. New York: Teachers College, 2010.  Clark, Caroline T., and Mollie V. Blackburn. "Reading LGBT-themed Literature with Young People: What's Possible?" English Journal 98.4 (2009): 25-32.  DeWitt, Peter. Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2012.  Dunn, Natasha. "Diversity in the Classroom - LGBT." Slideshare.net, 30 Jan. 2010. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.  Dykes, Frank. "Transcending Rainbow Flags and Pride Parades." SRATE Journal 19.2 (2010): 36-43.
  25. 25.  Holwerda, L. "Sexuality In Curriculum." Slideshare.net, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.  Krywanczyk, Loren. "Queering Public School Pedagogy as a First- Year Teacher." The Radical Teacher No. 79 (2007): 27-34.  Schrader, Alvin. "Nowhere to Turn, Nowhere to Go: Library & Information Services for Sexual & Gender (LGBTQ) Minorities." Slideshare.net, 27 Sept. 2013. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.  Straut, Diana, and Mara Sapon-Shevin. ""But No One in the Class Is Gay": Countering Invisibility and Creating Allies in Teacher Education Programs." Getting Ready for Benjamin. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 29-41.  Weinberg, Michael. "LGBT-Inclusive Language." English Journal 98.4 (2009): 50-51.
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