Participants: Michael & Ernst; GSA; Representation; Social justice
Ernst: Clara became part of that group, that after-school group that one of her queer teachers was running.
Tara: GSA maybe?
Ernst: Maybe something like that.
Michael: I don’t know, I can’t remember. What was it?
Ernst: Her and Joseph were part of that.
Michael: Oh yeah, I can’t remember what it was called. But it was like a social justice...
Tara: Like a gay-straight alliance.
Ernst: Yes exactly.
Tara: A social justice group.
Ernst: And she’s brought people just back home as I was saying earlier. You know just wanted to share her life with them. And made them or she wanted them to see just how she does the same thing everyone else does and without actually having to talk about it. It’s the same thing we talked about earlier, about us always being together. I think the visual is very strong. And we can talk and talk and talk. But if someone can see, what’s going on in front of them, it’s a lot easier for them to figure out what it means to them. So we need to be seen. And that’s why we’re doing this.
Michael: And queer teachers, yeah, I wish there were more of them, of all kinds.
Tara: What do you think it would add to the kids experience if we had more teachers that were out?
Michael: Well, I mean any teachers.
Ernst: Or to the other teachers.
Michael: Any teacher’s life experience is going to have an impact on how they teach and so you know, I would love it if, I wish schools had more trans teachers teach and you know out people and you know yeah that can only make learning richer and better I wish there were more.