New York, NY
– The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month by providing new resources for educators. October is a month of pride, remembrance, visibility and acknowledgement. GLSEN encourages the education community to include the accomplishments and history of LGBT people in America’s schools this month and all year round.
At http://www.LGBTHistoryMonth.org, educators can access a guide to how to celebrate LGBT History Month at their schools. Suggestions range from screening an educational film to highlighting LGBT inclusive resources in school libraries.
GLSEN is also proud to provide a special offer for educators by giving away
300 free copies of Gay Pioneers
. All we ask is that you fill out our registration form via the link below and tell us how you plan to use the video for LGBT History Month.
Educators: CLICK HERE to receive a FREE copy of Gay Pioneers.
Students: All registered student clubs, commonly known as GSAs, if you are a student interested in receiving a free copy for your school, register your student club HERE.
Gay Pioneers is a half-hour documentary produced by Equality Forum in conjunction with WHYY, Philadelphia’s public television station. It focuses on the first public protests for equal rights for gay and lesbian people, staged at governmental offices and historic landmarks in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. between 1965 and 1969, through archival footage and interviews with the participants who are still living. Educators can visit www.glsen.org to view GLSEN’s compliment resource to the film, “Tips for Teaching with Gay Pioneers.”
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. For more information on GLSEN’s educational resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs or development initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.