THE TIME IS NOW TO UNERASE HISTORY

If you were to look at a US history textbook, would you know LGBTQ people existed? Guess what -- you wouldn't. And that's the problem.

History UnErased is solving that problem by putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place -- the classroom -- with our groundbreaking Intersections and Connections US History Curriculum.

History UnErased putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place - the classroom.

 

LGBTQ people have always existed in every part of humanity, but the absence of LGBTQ history in our nation’s classrooms is teaching all students that LGBTQ people do not exist and therefore not a part of America’s history. This national problem in K-12 education is allowing misunderstanding and fear about LGBTQ people to continue, resulting in discrimination, violence, and bullying in our schools.

 

Visibility and representation have the power to change this.


History UnErased is a social justice education-focused non-profit committed to safe schools, diversity and inclusion, and equity for all students in K-12 classrooms. We help correct this national problem by unerasing history through our LGBTQ-inclusive US history curriculum, professional development, anti-bias training, and advocacy work.

 

People included in the curriculum

Decades ago, LGBTQ people were encouraged to "come out of the closet," and the result was people began to realize LGBTQ people existed in their families, friends, coworkers, everywhere throughout society. With those acts of courage, the movement was able to shift the conversation toward equality through this visibility. The LGBTQ movement has come a long way, as evidenced by the recent and historic US Supreme Court ruling that LGBTQ people are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and is another step in reversing the damage that society has done to LGBTQ people.

 

 

But there is still much work to be done and that is where we come in. History UnErased's mission of putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place -- the classroom -- is bringing LGBTQ US history "out of the closet" and ensuring all students, today and beyond, learn and understand a more complete story of America and a more accurate reflection of who "We, the people" includes, allowing for genuine understanding and equality to become a reality for LGBTQ people. 

People included in the curriculum around an image of the US Constitution

 

History UnErased’s groundbreaking Intersections and Connections curriculum is the FIRST and ONLY K-12 LGBTQ-inclusive US history curriculum in the nation that contextualizes LGBTQ history and normalizes LGBTQ identities. In addition, our curriculum, even though it is looking through the lens of LGBTQ history, represents a reflection of all humans who shape America's story.

 

 

People and places included in the curriculum

We want YOU to be a part of this critical and necessary work.


There are schools RIGHT NOW across the nation, ready to bring our curriculum into their classrooms, but don't have the funding. Your donation and support help History UnErased continue putting life-affirming and potentially life-saving LGBTQ history into its rightful place -- the classroom.

We need your help. Please take action today!

 

 

Our Reach


We are currently in 927 public middle schools and high schools in New York City. In addition, our curriculum and professional development training have reached schools and districts in eight (8) states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, New Jersey, Washington, and Wisconsin.

 

 

 

 

Important note: All instructional resources are available through Learn.UnErased.org, our secure, password-protected digital platform, which includes enhanced features and functionality to support both traditional and online teaching and learning.

 

 

Curriculum

 

Our instructional resources integrate LGBTQ history into the larger story of America, from colonial Jamestown through the 21st century, and allow LGBTQ people to be seen for the first time in an academic, intersectional, civics-based context. 

Training

 

Our professional learning experience is designed to enhance the expertise of educators and develop proficiency and confidence with LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. Delivered as a hybrid of live sessions and self-directed engagement.

Advocacy

 

We are working to influence educational leaders and politicians throughout the country to change their curriculum laws to include teaching LGBTQ history and campaigning state boards of education to require training on LGBTQ history.

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Mission

 

Rising generations of students, teachers, and staff are surrounded by LGBTQ topics in the media, pop culture, politics, and recent legislation. The time is now to support our mission of putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place -- the classroom.

How you can help

 

Everyone benefits when our children have access to better education. And we have options for everyone, including parents, students, teachers, community members, and organizations to help advance our mission. Please join us!

Theory of change

 

Representation matters. When LGBTQ people and other minorities are included in the story of America, it conveys a message of belonging, and in turn makes it much more difficult to continue discriminatory laws, policies, and cultural practices.