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Last year I told my class about my partner and it was the best decision ever made. My admins, students, and parents were supportive and had no affect at all. I can’t wait to share my loved ones each y… more

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So, last year, our GSA died of its own weight. This year, in addition to everything else I’m doing, I’ve been approached by a number of students to resurrect it. I am thrilled.

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Can I brag about something I’m really proud of? This summer there was a sale on First Book for LGBT books, so I decided I was going to create a collection of titles that students at my school could borrow. Every book in the white bookshelf of the attached picture is LGBT, ready and waiting for the student that might need it.

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I’m thinking back two years ago, when I had a very active GSA. We got started too late to do anything for the Homecoming parade, and I jokingly suggested that we just walk with a sign and throw glitte… more

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Hi. I’m new to Fishbowl, and to this particular bowl as well. If you are out to your students, how did they take your coming out? How did it go over with parents? This question is especially directe… more

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Is anyone running a GSA or SAGA club virtually? How?

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Now that SCOTUS has provided LGBT+ employees with Title VII protections from discrimination, do you think that will make it easier to be an LGBT+ educator?

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How's Pride month treating everyone this year?

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I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their loved ones.

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Being openly gay has been the best gift I give my students. All the kids-- even the ones I don't teach-- know they can come to my room and just BE THEMSELVES for a minute or two. 🤠🤡😎👽❤️

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I just had a student come to me to explain she just came out to her mother and her mother took it horribly. She is talking about sending her away to boarding school. How should I go about addressing.

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I was in the copy room one morning and a fellow teacher came up to me and whispered that her friend saw me on Grindr. I played it cool and she said "we have lives outside of school" but it w… more

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Hi All! My colleague and I are strong LGBTQ+ allies and with our principals support we are looking to start a GSA. We are in an elementary school and not really sure where to start. Any ideas?

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Today is national coming out day. What's been your journey as an LGBT professional?

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What are some LGBTQ+ books you would like to see included in a classroom library? My choice would have to be “Prince & Knight” by Daniel Haack.

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Bi and poly teacher, and I am grateful that my admins are accepting of both. Wondering if you are "out" at work, and/or how your school supports the community for both staff and students.

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Hi all! I’m new to Fishbowl and happy to find this group! I’ve been on a mission to make my school a more inclusive place. Anyone have experience with “alliance” groups at the elementary level?

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Happy Pride Month ya'll! Glad that it's happening after school's out for the summer!

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Wondering: how many of us have wanted to be more explicit in educating about LGBT+ issues, development, history (etc.) But couldn't due to a significant barrier? If this is you what was the barrie… more

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Today a student told me "I don't like gay teachers". It hurt more than I thought it would because I've worked hard for a strong rapport with him. Anyone else have kids speak to you … more

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How do you address students saying “that’s gay” in class?

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Have you felt the need to come out to show advocacy and diversity in your classroom? Even if you’re totally comfortable in your personal life, do you feel this need to be out and be an ally?

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Hi family!

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