Reteaching Gender & Sexuality

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Reteaching Gender & Sexuality

In keeping with this theme of youths taking the initiative on bullying check out what's happening in Seattle. On the heels of an award winning documentary, 26 queer Seattle youths have launched an initiative to reteaching gender & sexuality in schools, health care centers and juvenile probation institutions.

Their 34 min documentary "PUT THIS ON THE {MAP}" is a series of first person accounts in which queers youths evaluate their schools, families, and communities. The film won the Audience Award for BEST LOCAL FILM at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION at Frameline34 — San Francisco’s International LGBT Film Festival, and the OFFICIAL SELECTION at Tampa’s International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.



Comments [7]

Not2Taem's picture

Yes!

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Erika Davis's picture

I wish I had those balls when I was younger

I am always proud and astonished by the youth of today.  I don't know if I would've had the courage to do something like this in high school and I was a high schooler in the 90s...it just wasn't acceptable or talked about at all in my Catholic high school.  I'm so impressed.

Erika has spoken.
Now, go read my blog Smile
www.blackgayjewish.com

geek4grammar's picture

I was a peer sexuality educator in high school

...my queer youth group did speaking engagements like this (but low-tech, obviously-- it was the 90's) at other high schools around the state. we got to leave school in the middle of the day to do this, and we got paid for it by the dept of children & family services! just sayin', today's kids didn't invent awesome...but they are certainly doing us proud Smile

We're all born naked. The rest is drag.
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Erika Davis's picture

Really? That's amazing!

I mean, I suppose someone could have done something like that but when girls are expelled for having pagan literature in their lockers, the idea of coming out, let alone coming out loudly was at the very back of my mind!  I'm so impressed by 90's you, too!!  Of course by you now as well ;) 

Erika has spoken.
Now, go read my blog Smile
www.blackgayjewish.com

Erika Davis's picture

Really? That's amazing!

I mean, I suppose someone could have done something like that but when girls are expelled for having pagan literature in their lockers, the idea of coming out, let alone coming out loudly was at the very back of my mind!  I'm so impressed by 90's you, too!!  Of course by you now as well ;) 

Erika has spoken.
Now, go read my blog Smile
www.blackgayjewish.com

geek4grammar's picture

cheers ;)

yeah, your school environment sounds like it was really repressive, to say the least-- I had a much more nurturing environment in which to flower. I'm so thankful for my wonderful school and all the teachers who helped raise me and gave me room to grow. I went to a very progressive private K-12 school, which was actually founded by a 19th century dyke who was "special friends" with louisa may alcott (this is not discussed much but it is documented in the archives), named mary c. wheeler. I'm not saying everyone there was perfectly enlightened, but we did have a zero-tolerance bullying policy, so people who are bigoted jerks have to keep it to themselves. it actually works!

We're all born naked. The rest is drag.
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Tex's picture

AMEN! AMEN!

AND AMEN! 

 

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