If you’re passionate about supporting GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) young people, as well as your GLBTIQ teaching 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.
Reading (articles by Greg Curran)
- Can we come to your wedding?
- We didn’t know but we should have
- Our love matters
- Coming out to my students again
- Talking about ‘those people’ in the classroom
- Why naming matters
- Breaking the silence about sexuality
- Creating safe schools for LGBTIQ students
It might seem like it at the time but you’re never alone. There’s always support out there.
- Teacher first, gay second – Paul France wrote this inspiring post about coming out to his students.
- Jessica Lifshitz writes about Social Justice issues in the classroom with a focus on #GLBTI young people – NOT to be Missed
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Search for GLBTI, or gay, lesbian etc to find teaching and student resources.
- Gay and Lesbian Special Interest Group – New South Wales Teachers’ Federation, Australia
- Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Australia (Includes Support group lists)
- GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educators’ Network K-12 (USA)
- International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
- Minus 18 – An Australian youth-lead support and social service for #LGBTIQ young people
- Q Life Counselling Service Australia
- Stonewall – UK (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Rights Organisation. Many Education resources.
- The Trevor Project – USA (Youth Support Service)
- The True Colors Fund (LGBTI Youth Homelessness Service – USA)