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. 🤠🤡😎👽❤️
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.
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 was weird.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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 barrier?
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 like this?
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?