June is Gay and Lesbian Pride month.
At Rethinking Schools, we’ve been writing about gender and sexuality for a long time, including issues affecting the LGBTQ community.
We’re pleased to highlight these articles that have graced the pages of our magazine over the years. We hope you find wisdom, insight, and of course great teaching ideas from these pieces.
We are also hard at work on a new book about gender and sexuality. Look for more information and discounts later this year!
These articles are available free to all friends of Rethinking Schools:
Creative Conflict: Collaborative Playwriting, by Kathleen Melville
A high school drama teacher searches for ways to encourage students to write about their lives without replicating stereotypes.
‘My Teacher Is a Lesbian:’ Coming Out at School, by Jody Sokolower
Adventures of an “out” teacher and some suggestions for deciding if and how to come out to your students.
Heather’s Moms Got Married, by Mary Cowhey
Second graders talk about gay marriage.
And look for “Rethinking the Day of Silence,” by Adriana Murphy in our summer issue, due out in mid-June!
These articles are available to our friends who are also subscribers.
Queer Matters, by William DeJean and Anne René Elsebree
Educating educators about Homophobia
It’s OK to Be Neither: Teaching That Supports Gender-Variant Children, by Melissa Bollow Tempel
The everyday experiences of a 1st grader push a teacher to confront gender issues in the classroom.
A Journey to Openness, by Daniel P. Ryan
An elementary principal tells of his journey to being an openly gay administrator.
Fed Up with Gay-Bashing
An 11-year-old student takes a stand against homophobic slurs