Our mission is to UnErase LGBTQ+ history in K-12 schools.
Our vision is a more just and harmonious world.
History UnErased (HUE) is founded by award-winning classroom teachers who bring decades of experience into the development of high quality instructional materials and educator trainings. The HUE team works in partnership with expert historians and archivists, the Library of Congress, New York City Department of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries, New York Public Library, National Park Service, and more!
HUE’s reach and impact extends to youth in New England, New York, Florida, and California – as well as Peru and Germany! LEARN MORE
Why It Is Critical to Infuse LGBTQ-inclusive History and Academic Content
Despite undeniable advancements for LGBTQ equality, the statistics relating to LGBTQ youth and homelessness, suicidality, dropout rates and risk behaviors are worsening. Study after study speaks to the unique opportunity and responsibility K-12 schools have to mitigate these statistics through the presentation of a more honest and inclusive curriculum.
For LGBTQ youth, learning a more accurate and inclusive history demonstrates that they are not alone, and that others like themselves have championed for LGBTQ equal rights and have contributed to the development of our nation and world. For non-LGBTQ identifying students, learning the stories and history of LGBTQ people (as we label and understand today) develops an appreciation of human diversity, which in turn encourages prosocial behavior and creates safer, healthier schools and communities. This is a visionary approach to disrupt the cycle of bullying and harassment, advance the equitable treatment of LGBTQ people, and continue the path toward lasting LGBTQ equality.
“It is upsetting that this has been erased from our history. We can’t let ignorance rule any longer.”
Olivia, age 17
“Everyone in the world needs to learn about this. This can change the world.”
Mohammad, Iraqi refugee
“Why do the adults make this such a big deal? This is history. We have a right to know.”