UnErasing LGBTQ+ history in K-12 classrooms
History UnErased’s mission is to bring LGBTQ history into all classrooms to create a more just and harmonious world.
Why It Is Critical to Introduce LGBTQ-inclusive History and Academic Content within K-12 Core Subjects
Despite undeniable advancements for LGBTQ equality, the statistics relating to LGBTQ youth and homelessness, suicidality, risk behaviors and drop out rates are worsening. Study after study speaks to the unique opportunity and responsibility K-12 schools have to mitigate these statistics by disrupting the cycle of fear and shame through the presentation of a more honest and inclusive curriculum.
Exceptional training and resources are the key! Educators need, and deserve, exceptional training and resources in order to introduce LGBTQ-inclusive academic content with confidence.
When teachers are well-prepared, the reach and impact is profound.
“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 definitely 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.”
Andy, age 16
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg discusses the path to marriage equality, what is ahead in the struggle for the rights of transgender people, and the responsibility of K-12 schools to ensure all youth realize the idea that we are all created equal.
Rosenberg married his longtime partner in September of 2016.
“WE THE PEOPLE” is produced by Ignition Visuals for HUE