Gender & Sexuality in our Schools

Volume 59 | Issue 2

Featured article

lgbtq2+ youth

Diversity, Equity, Research

The Straight Facts

Teaching about sexuality and health

Diversity, Equity, School Community

Let’s Talk about Sex (and Faith)

Gender-friendly classroom

Diversity, Equity, Teaching

The Gender-Friendly Classroom

Can makerspaces be more than a fad in education?

Promising Practices

Make to Learn

Discussion Kit

Diversity, Equity

Understanding Myths and Misconceptions about LGBTQ2 Youth at School

Diversity, Equity

Welcoming Gender Diversity in Schools and Classrooms

Promising Practices


EdTech & Design, Promising Practices

The Great STEM Race

Web Exclusives

LGBTQ2 Inclusive education


Overcoming Barriers

Diversity, Equity, Policy

You Belong Here

How should we be supporting queer and trans students? All schools and school districts are dealing with this issue, both at a policy level and in individual classrooms. How do we encourage a school culture that respects the spectrum of sexuality and gender? How do we respond to community backlash when it occurs? The role of sex education and the renewed controversy over sex ed in some provinces can be explored, looking beyond the rhetoric to focus on what the research says, as well as specific programs to address homophobia, misogyny, sexism and consent. What does the research tell us about sex education, gender-related bullying, and LGBTQ students, and how can that translate into good practice? What are the barriers to overcome?

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