Challenging Homophobia: An Educator's Resource
This online workshop is for middle and high school teachers, staff, and providers. Users draw on their own experience and the information provided to strengthen their skills for intervening against homophobia in the classroom.
Creating Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools for LGBT Students
Kristopher Wells and L. Michelle Tsutsumi – 2005
This guide presents information, strategies and ethical guidelines for developing supports and services for LGBT students. While the resources is written primarily with school counsellors in mind it will also be of value to school administrators, teachers and other school staff.
Every Class in Every School: The First National Climate Survey on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools
Égale Canada – 2008
Key findings of an online survey conducted with Canadian youth on homophobia, biophobia and transphobia. Excellent resource for understanding the challenges faced by LGBT students.
Facts and Myths about Anti-Homophobia Education
BC Teacher’s federation – 2006
Sometimes people make assumptions about anti-homophobia education in schools without accurate knowledge. Misconceptions can lead to emotional reactions including anger, anxiety, and fear. This factsheet promotes better understanding about the goals and vision of effective anti-homophobia education.
Gay-Straight Student Alliances in Schools: A Guide for Teachers
Alberta Teachers’ Association – 2005
Drawing upon current educational policy and research, this guide describes how best to create and sustain gay–straight student alliances in schools. Although the resource focuses on Alberta schools it is relevant for educational institutions in other regions of Canada as well.
Gender Identity at School: Questions and Answers
Public Health Agency of Canada – 2010
This document aims to help educators increase their understandings of gender identity, and to enable them to provide effective support to students who are grappling with questions about their gender identity. In addition, the resource proposes strategies aimed at creating more equitable and inclusive environments for these students and their families.
Gender Spectrum Glossary
This document is a quick-guide on the basics of LGBT vocabulary. Includes definitions of homophobia, heterosexism and other relevant concepts.
This questionaire raises questions which hightlight the often invisible assumptions behind heterosexism. A powerful resource for teaching and learning about straight priviledge.
Wright, Adams, and Bernat Homophobia Scale
Designed as part of a study on homophobia, this online quiz is designed to measure your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with regards to homosexuality.
One Umbrella, Many People: Diversity within LGBT Communities
GLSEN – 2003
This document reviews some of the differences found within LGBT communities. The gender continuum is described in precise terms and the resource constitutes an excellent tool for learning more about LGBT people from different backgrounds.
A Resource Guide for Educators: Anti-Homophobia and Anti-Heterosexism
New Brunswick Teachers' Association – 2007
This brief guide aims to assist educators in creating and maintaining classrooms, schools and school systems that are safe, welcoming, inclusive, and affirming for all sexual orientations and gender identities.
A repository of current and archived articles on LGBT issues from the magazine Salon.com. Covers a wide array of relevant topics.
Sexual Orientation at School: Questions and Answers
Public Health Agency of Canada – 2010
This document raises awareness about sexual orientation and aims to help educators provide effective support to students who are grappling with questions about their sexual orientation. In addition, the resource proposes strategies aimed at creating more equitable and inclusive environments that meet the needs of LGBT young people and their families.
Working with Transgender Students
Lambada Legal Organization
This document reviews some of the major challenges faced by transgender students and provides practcal ideas on how best to support them in an educational context. Also discusses the need for, and creation of, transgender inclusive policies.