True to our mission of infusing youth voice in everything we do, this curriculum has been created by our National Teen Board for middle school students grades 5th – 8th.
Please enjoy and use as much as you can.
Special thanks to the Queer Visibility Committee of our National Teen Board: Matteo, Sophia, Mikaila, Gaby, Emily, Jack, Paarth, Rei, Meggie, Azariah, Helen, and Sofie.
Research from The Trevor Project shows that despite the tremendous impact social isolation is having on queer youth, 60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care were not able to get it. But having one supportive adult in their life reduces the risk of suicide for LGBTQIA+ youth by 40% so we urge you to create a culture of belonging and implement this curriculum today!
Our Queer Visibility curriculum includes:
- History of the modern Pride movement
- Common microaggressions against the LGBTQIA+ community and how to handle them
- Be a policy maker – how to work with schools to create an inclusive community for queer youth
- Art Project lesson featuring LGBTQIA+ artists across the ages
Meet the National Teen Board Members who Created our Featured Curriculum:
Due to the current political climate facing the LGBTQIA+ community across the country not all of the students who contributed to the Queer Visibility curriculum are safe to be named here.