Pride Month: Teaching About LGBTQIA+ Rights
This Pride Month, UntoldEdu is sharing three video resources for celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community by expanding classroom discussion and making connections to art and history.
Do you know why we celebrate Pride Month in June and LGBTQ+ History Month in October?
Pride Month was inspired by the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City. In response to police harassment, the LGBTQ+ community protested and demonstrated for six days. Brutal and violent clashes with police occurred throughout the city neighborhoods on Christopher Street. It was the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement and sparked the LGBTQ+ community to organize in support of gay rights. A year later, thousands of people marched in support of LGBTQ+ equal rights from the Stonewall Inn to Central Park, marking the nation’s first gay pride parade.
LGBTQ+ History Month was started by a high school teacher in Missouri in 1994. October was selected to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and commemorates the first and second marches on Washington, D.C., in 1979 and 1987. This celebration highlights the achievements, contributions and history of LGBTQIA+ people.
LGBTQIA+ events attract millions of participants worldwide. This celebration often includes parades, picnics, parties, concerts and so much more to celebrate living with pride! This Pride Month, we want to share resources for celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are three video resources from UntoldEdu for introducing this topic, expanding classroom discussion, and making connections to art and history:
As the Director of Education at DoGoodery, NaJuana analyzes learners’ needs and aligns them to defined learning objectives. She believes in building the learning framework, content and program around learners’ prior knowledge and interests to develop meaningful, engaged, and impactful learning.
Dr. Lizabeth Fogel is the Vice President, Learning, Strategy and Development at DoGoodery, where she grows partnerships and alliances while recognizing and leveraging the unique working styles, processes, and problem-solving skills of the individuals who make up diverse teams.
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