GLBTIQ issues in the Classroom
If you’re passionate about supporting GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) young people, as well as your GLBTIQ colleagues, you’re in the right place.
And if you’re a GLBTIQ educator yourself, then we’ve got a few tips and insights for you.
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After writing about marriage equality in my classroom, I received some beautiful responses on marriage, equality and teachers. Have a read and be inspired.
In the battle for Marriage Equality, I reflect on moments in my classroom as a gay teacher. Most noticeably, a ‘can we come to your wedding?’ plea from my students.
I don’t think teachers will wanna listen. What if I lose my regular listeners because they hate sport or physical education? How am I gonna get new listeners when no-one knows me for sport.
It’s a site where many young people feel exposed and unsafe – the Physical Education class. Hear how you can start teaching Phys Ed in a more inclusive way.
Here’s an Aussie organisation that’s transforming attitudes towards sport. Proud 2 Play is making sport safe, comfortable and inclusive for LGBTI people. Find out how they’re doing it.
Homophobic bullying is rampant in most schools leading to suicide and a range of other tragic outcomes. How might we make our schools safe for all?
How in the space of twelve years have we moved from opposition to overwhelming support for marriage equality? Community – that’s how.
Inspired by the many educators who’ve courageously shared the challenges they’ve faced on the mental health front, I offer one more tale – my own.
For years, we’ve sought marriage equality in Australia. It’s been a hate-filled time especially with the push for a plebiscite. Here’s how you can help make a difference.
It’s a question that asked every week on The Outer Sanctum podcast – How is your relationship with footy right now? And it’s especially tricky to answer.
Coming Out isn’t a one-time event. We’re often coming out in our personal lives. But what about in the classroom? How do we navigate this often tricky & potentially dangerous situation?
Equality – it’s a constantly discussed issue in my adult English Language class. This time however, it takes quite a different path as sexuality is mentioned.
It’s an identity category that’s often left out, unspoken, and un-named in education circles. Here’s why naming matters in terms of our students’ well-being.
This is a raw account of silence within school. A silence born out of fear and despair. A silence that we have the power to challenge as educators.
We’re often focused on what’s not working for GLBTI young people in schools. But what if we recognize student agency – a different picture can emerge.
It’s what we want for all our students – safe schools. For some students though – school is the most unsafe place for them to be. And increasingly they’re saying, ‘enough is enough.’
How a Physical Education teacher confronted his fear about The Other. Plus, coming to realize our privilege and then using it for good as a teacher.
Keen to be a better ally for Social Justice issues but not sure how? Maybe you’re concerned that you might not have the right words or terminology. We’ve got some useful tips & insights.
How might we go about ending white silence on the Social Justice front? How can we make twitter chats more inclusive & teach that #BlackLivesMatter?
White Silence is almost deafening in twitter chats. Privilege is key to this silence. Here’s how you make your twitter chat more inclusive.
It might seem like it at the time but you’re never alone. There’s always support out there.