Social Justice: When Diversity Isn't Enough
Messages I Learned
Sticks and Stones: LGBT 101
The "It Gets Better" campaign is good and it isn't doing enough. It doesn't get better for everyone. To make a difference, we need to examine ourselves, build, prepare, and support better LGBT Allies.
I pulled together my three favorite interactive activities, and the facilitator guides too — to train Safe Zone trainers, possibly to be used as a Safe Zone training, to update existing curriculums, or to be conversation starters/stirrers — it is everything at once. Sticks and Stones, Gender This!, and Messages I Learned (language/power dynamics, sex, gender, sexual identity, sexism/heterosexism, and socialization, collusion, and participant responsibility): three activities plus a bonus resource disc. Learn more!
Interrupting Heteronormativity: LGBT Pedagogy and Responsible Teaching at Syracuse University. Gupta, N., Farrell, K., & Queen, M. (Eds.). (2004). Publication of the Graduate School, Syracuse University. (PDF).
Smith, A. Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing. Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.
More LGBT Resources/Articles
Links to LGBT Organization and Involvement Links