Straight Teachers & Queer Theory

What is binary thinking?  What does normalization  mean?

What do you know about the John Carroll Campus support for LGBTQ students?

What about your school experiences?

  1. Who were the people most likely to be bullied in your middle school and your high school?
  2. Characterize how your HS supported LGBTQIA+ students. What role was played by students, teachers, administration? Did your school have a gay/straight alliance?
  3. Was your school hostile? Were some people hostile? students? teachers? administrators?
  4. What type of changes would you like to see?

Know Your Rights! A Quick Guide for LGBT High School Students

How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance

Genderbread & Intersectionlity

Some LGBTQIA+ Resources in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area

  1. LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
  2. Ohio Educator’s Resources to GLBTQ Resources
  3. The Trevor Project
  4. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) — Northeast Ohio Chapter of the gay, lesbian and straight education network. 
  5. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The History of Pride


N.A. [HeadstartFM Wolverhampton]. (2017, July 28). Growing up LGBT: School, Friends, and Mental Health [Video]. Youtube.

Banks, Dr. K. H. [Raising Equity]. (2018, September 24). Heterosexism is a system. Just being accepting won’t fix it. [Video]. Youtube.

N.A. [New Day Films]. (2016, May 25). Creating Gender Inclusive Schools Trailer. [Video]. Youtube.