Straight Teachers & Queer Theory

What is binary thinking?  What does normalization  mean?

Gender Norms

  • Can you name some gender norms?
  • How are gender norms taught as part of the hidden curriculum?
  • What is gender nonconforming?
  • What is bullying?
    • depoliticized teasing and violence?
    • policing and enforcing of cultural norms?

What about your school experiences?

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

What should be our role as education professionals? Are there risks?

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

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.