A small collection of resources to get you started when teaching about LGBT people, families and rights in the classroom. If you have any suggestions to add, please let me know!


Books for Students

10,000 Dresses                                                   A is for Activist

ABC: A family alphabet book                         And Tango Makes Three

The Different Dragon                                      The Great Big Book of Families

Heather Has Two Mommies                           In Our Mothers’ House

It’s Okay to Be Different                                 Jacob’s New Dress

King and King                                                    King and King and Family

Love is a Family                                                Mommy, Mama and Me

Morris Micklewhite and The Tangerine Dress

My Princess Boy                                                Oliver Button is a Sissy

The Princess Knight                                         When Kayla was Kyle

The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption

The Worst Princess


Queer Theory in Education

Meiners, E., & Quinn, T. (Eds.). (2012). Sexualities in education: A reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Meyer, E. J. (2010). Gender and sexual diversity in schools. New York: Springer.

Miller, S., Burns, L. D., & Johnson, T. S. (Eds.). (2013). Generation BULLIED 2.0: Prevention and intervention strategies for our most vulnerable students. New York: Peter Lang.


Analyses of Activism in Education

Blackburn, M. V., Clark, C. T., Kenney, L. M., & Smith, J. M. (2010). Acting out!: Combating homophobia through teacher activism. New York: Teachers College Press.

Meiners, E., & Quinn, T. (Eds.). (2009). Flaunt it! Queers organizing for public education and justice. New York: Peter Lang Press.

Schniedewind, N., & Sapon-Shevin, M. (2012). Educational courage: Resisting the ambush of public education. New York: Beacon.

Verma, R. (2010). Be the change: Teacher, activist, global citizen. New York: Peter Lang.


Organizations & Resources

Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers. T. Mack & B. Picower (Eds.). Published by NYCoRE and the Education for Liberation Network.

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

GLAAD – LGBT in the media

EGALE Canada – A Canadian organization fighting for “Equality For Gays and Lesbians Everywhere”.

I Am Stronger – I Am Stronger is an initiative designed to stop the activities of bullying and cyber-bullying. This is done through awareness and education around cyber safety, the effects of bullying, and supporting youth-led initiatives.

Respect for Diversity – Movement for safe schools for all Saskatchewan students

Gay-Straight Alliances in Saskatchewan Schools – Information sheet

Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in Saskatchewan – Information report by Chandra McIvor

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Policy Statement #GSD 2015 – available from

Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity – Saskatchewan Ministry of Education 2015 – Resource for teachers and school divisions

My GSA – Canada’s website for safer and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community.

NoHomophobes – This website is designed as a social mirror to show the prevalence of casual homophobia in our society. Words and phrases like “faggot,” “dyke,” “no homo,” and “so gay” are used casually in everyday language, despite promoting the continued alienation, isolation and — in some tragic cases — suicide of sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth.

It Gets Better – Project created by Dan Savage to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. A place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how it gets better.

CampFyrefly – Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan: annual leadership retreats for sexual and gender minority and allied youth that take place in the summer.



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