The goal of this project was to video interview LGBTQ families across Ontario about their children’s experiences in school and share our findings from these interviews with teachers, community educators, and other LGBTQ families.
We use the initialism LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) with the intention of including people who identify as transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual, agender, gender queer, gender variant, and/or pangender. We understand the names people use to describe their gender and sexual identities are always evolving and that the most important thing is to be respectful and to use names that people prefer.
To date we have
Join us on for three performances of Out at School during The 2019 Toronto Pride Festival.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - The Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
(St. George Street subway station)
Friday June 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Saturday June 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Saturday June 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Admission is free, but space is limited.
Reserve tickets here
Teaching Gender and Sexuality at School: Letters to Teachers by Tara Goldstein. With contributions by benjamin lee hicks, Jenny Salisbury and Pam Baer.
In a set of engaging letters to teachers, Tara addresses a full range of issues facing LGBTQ students and families in elementary and secondary school. She also talks to teachers about normalizing LGBTQ lives in the curriculum, challenging homophobic and transphobic ideas, and building an inclusive school culture that both expects and welcomes LGBTQ students and their families. The book also includes the plays, Snakes and Ladders and Out at School, and a terrific, nuanced glossary of terms and definitions written by research team member, benjamin lee hicks.
Order the book at: amazon.ca.
A selection of our video clips...