GLSEN, a network of educators, students and chapters, advocates for safe, supportive and LGBTQ-inclusive K – 12 education. Explore resources including history cards, recorded interviews, a coloring book and more.
On the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, StoryCorps OutLoud launched a program to collect and preserve stories from the LGBTQ community, especially those born before the uprising. All the interviews can be found in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Students can listen to stories or commit to recording a story with someone in their community.
Young Adult Literature
Learn from the past by looking at current young adult (YA) literature. ISTA member Craig Frawley highlights YA titles that feature inclusive LGBTQ stories. Frawley links the increase in LGBTQ stories and characters to the wider acceptance of the experiences of LGBTQ young people and stresses the value of LGBTQ students seeing themselves portrayed in literature.
Watch for more resources during October recognizing LGBTQ History Month.