Bringing LGBT History into K-12 classrooms
Why LGBT-inclusive Curriculum Is Important
EQUITY. For LGBT youth, learning the stories and history of LGBT people demonstrates that they are not alone, and that others like themselves have played a vital role in our nation and world.
INCLUSION. For non-LGBT identifying youth, learning a more accurate and inclusive history develops an appreciation of human diversity – which in turn creates safer, healthier schools.
IMPACT. Rising generations of safer, healthier, better performing students who participate in our world with deeper understanding and greater sophistication.
“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 history. 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.”