When Did It Happen: An LGBT History Lesson
This activity for grades 7-12 provides a fun and interactive way to increase students' understanding of LGBT history and raise awareness of LGBT people and their contributions in U.S. history.
TEACHING RESOURCE: When Did It Happen: An LGBT History Lesson
Videos and Accompanying GLSEN Educational Materials
Out of the Past
Told through the eyes of Kelli Peterson, a 17-year-old high school student in Salt Lake City, Utah, Out of the Past explores Kelli's history-making experience of forming a gay-straight alliance (GSA) in her public school. The protests, legislative battles and national media attention serve as a modern counterpoint to the history of human rights movements. The struggles and triumphs of Bayard Rustin, Barbara Gittings and other civil rights activists are also profiled in this powerful film. 65 minutes, produced by Jeff Dupre and GLSEN.
VIDEO: For more information about the PBS film and an interactive LGBT history timeline, look here.
TEACHING RESOURCE: Out of the Past Teachers' Guide.
Gay Pioneers is a documentary focused 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. 30 minutes, produced by Equality Forum in conjunction with WHYY, Philadelphia's public television station.
VIDEO: For more information and to purchase the film: Gay Pioneers
TEACHING RESOURCE: Tips for Teaching with Gay Pioneers