More than half of students from low‑income households
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Fight Hate With a Middle School LGBTQA Resource Center
My students need fiction and non-fiction books reflecting a range of LGBTQA experiences.
When I started a Leadership Elective for my middle school students at the end of last year, I asked them what they wanted their first major project to be. Overwhelmingly, they wanted to create an LGBTQA resource center in my classroom. We are a Title I school in the Bay Area, and many of their classmates are English Language Learners and don't have a lot of resources at home.
My students strongly feel there is a need for a safe space at school for them to read about LGBTQA students and characters, and to access resources to support them as they figure out who they are and how they identify.
Middle school is a scary and confusing time for many students--especially for students who are LGBTQA--and my Leadership students are passionate about creating a space where they can support each other.
My middle school students do not have any LGBTQA resources at school. Middle school is a confusing time where students try to figure out who they are, and my LGBTQA students don't know who to turn to with their questions, or where to find books that reflect teenagers like themselves. Some of my students use homophobic language without realizing how hurtful they're being, as well.
An LGBTQA Resource Center for my middle schoolers will give LGBTQA students a safe place with the resources they need to be supported, while making it clear to the rest of the student body that homophobia and transphobia is unacceptable.
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