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Not in Our Schools Pride Month Resources

According to GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey, LGBTQ students in schools with an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum — compared to their counterparts in schools without that curriculum — were “less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation (41.8% vs. 63.3%) and gender expression (34.6% vs. 47%).”


As communities recognize Pride Month, Not In Our School continues to support initiatives that build community, foster allyship, and escalate solidarity. Here are some suggested films and lessons to promote learning and discussion about the LGBTQ+ experience in America


NIOS Resources:


Upstander, Navy Veteran & NIOT member, Richard Henegar repairs car after hate attack:


Palo Alto High School art students design compelling posters about confronting intolerance and stereotyping


Gunn High School Sings away Hate Group:


In Our Family, children share stories about all kinds of families.  This short film is a collaboration between Our Family Coalition and Not In Our Town to encourage conversation about the many diverse family constellations, to give children the opportunity to see and appreciate their own families, and to be open and respectful to those who are different from them.


Intermediate students share personal experiences, they decide to take action and invent the "Leaving a Positive Footprint" activity, where the pupils paint blue footprints with positive messages "walking" though their campus. Later, they work with first grade buddies to discuss bullying and speaking up, and together they make paper footprint cut-outs and create their own upstander messages to post around the school.


Additional Resources


From our partner, Facing History:

10 resources for teaching LGBTQ+ History


How to Build an Affirming Classroom in the Face of Anti-Trans Legislation:


LGBTQ+ History & Why It Matters:


From our partner, Learning for Justice:

Learning for Justice contains a number of diverse readings that address LGBT identities, experiences, and voices.


Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with Perspectives:


From PBS:

A collection of videos that celebrate the LGBTQ+ experience


Resources for elementary school students including gender identity children's books and inclusive language conversation strategies.


Specific Pride Month Resources:

Lesson Plans to Create Gender Expansive Classrooms


LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Education Resources:


LGBTQ+ Inclusive Educator Resources & Lesson Plans:


History Unerased:



LGBTQ+ lesson plans, curriculum, and podcasts.


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