April Showers Bring Gay Flowers

April Showers Bring Gay Flowers

Materials: tissue paper or real flowers (wild or store bought), pipe cleaners/strips of paper or anything creative to make the base of a crown. See the video below for help! The goal of this activity is to have fun creating and designing. Put together colors, flowers...

Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility

Since 1998, people around the world have honored Transgender Day of Remembrance - a day of mourning in November for the hundreds of transgender individuals who have died in the past year. In 2009, Rachel Crandall-Crocker of Michigan founded the International Trans Day...

Music/Art

Music/Art

We had no idea how to pick from the countless LGBTQ+ musicians and artists!  Here are some of the most popular ones from different generations.  Frida Khalo Mexican, Bisexual, Painter.  Gladys Bently Harlem Rennaissance, Blues Singer, Performer, Gender-Bending,...

World Languages

World Languages

Language reflects culture.  What are some customs and laws surrounding LGBTQ+ identities in places that speak the language you teach? What is it like to be LGBTQ? What are possible gender-neutral pronouns? Explore LGBTQ+ laws and customs What is it like to be LGBTQ+...

English/Language Arts

English/Language Arts

The list of LGBTQ+ authors and poets is endless. Here are some of our favorites, and ways of incorporating LGBTQ+ topics in writing prompts. Many popular young adult fiction are highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, so we also suggest asking students what they are reading...

Math & Computer Science

Math & Computer Science

LGBTQ+ mathematicians and computer programmers helped invent key components of cell phones, artificial intelligence, and microchips.  Math teachers can challenge gender norms and stereotypes in word problems.   Alan Turing The father of theoretical computer science...

History

History

What was it like to be LGBTQ+ during the Harlem Renaissance?  What about during the Reagan administration?  Before we had words such as transgender, what were ways people referred to themselves?  Who are the people that helped establish LGBTQ+ rights and put LGBTQ+...

Science

Science

Science class is a great place to explore diversity in the animal kingdom, discuss human chromosomes, and highlight some amazing scientists. LGBTQ+ scientists shaped our understanding of our modern world.  It is important to remember that LGBTQ+ identities should...