LGBTQ

Trans Students Are Not Okay. Our Time to Act is Now.

Recently, while scrolling through my Instagram, I came across a reel that featured a passionate speech from Nebraska State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh, asserting to her Republican colleagues that she...

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Transgender students

8 Things This Teacher-Mom Wants You to Know about Trans Kids

Since last summer, I have been speaking with a number of parents of trans children in elementary school. Some live in districts where it is still safe to speak openly about gender identity with young...

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Transgender students

Trans Kids (And Their Parents) Are Under Attack in America

Transgender youth are under attack in America. Up to 18 states have proposed laws banning transgender people from gender affirming care with various age cutoffs. Many states have proposed banning...

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Transgender students

Learning Students' Names Is the Most Important Thing Teachers Do the First Week of School

On the first day of August, I began my 17th year of teaching. I spent the whole previous week preparing my classroom, crammed as much fun as possible into the weekend, and slept badly last night in...

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Pride

Teachers, Your LGBTQ+ Students Need You to Do More Than Wear a Rainbow T-Shirt or Wave a Flag on Pride Weekend

It’s June, which means Pride Month is here! In a year where many elected officials and school districts are more determined than ever to center homophobia and preserve heteronormative policies within...

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LGBT Voices

Virginia Gym Teacher Takes Stand Against Transgender Kids' Preferred Pronouns

As we begin Pride Month, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ legal advocacy group that labels themselves a Christian advocacy organization is helping a suspended Virginia gym teacher get his job back. If you...

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