GLSEN Helps Create New Gay & Lesbian History Resource for Schools

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and StoryCorps announced a new middle and high school resource that seeks to integrate LGBT people and events into school curricula called Unheard Voices.

The groups created the resource in response to the lack of representation of LGBT people in school curricula and the disproportionate incidents of bullying and violence against LGBT youth.

“We were honored to work with our partners ADL and StoryCorps to develop a resource that gives a voice to a part of American history that is often silenced in middle and high school curricula. LGBT people have played an integral but often untold role in our collective history, and GLSEN research clearly shows that the positive portrayal of LGBT people, history and events in curricula has a positive impact on the entire school community and helps teach students respect for difference,” Said GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard.

Click here if you’re interested in checking out the new lesson plans created.

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