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GLSEN Blog

GLSEN Blog

A quick read summing up what US Educators can learn from the Netherlands.

Questioning and Queering

Questioning and Queering

Is including LGBTQ topics all that needs to happen to make sex ed inclusive?

I Am A Queer Teacher

I Am A Queer Teacher

"I keep my guard up, my mouth closed, because I won’t forget that it only takes one student, one parent, to take it all away." Erdmann shares her story about teaching at an all girls boarding school as a queer educator.

Intersectional Feminism

Intersectional Feminism

Read about a teacher in Amsterdam who is changing the way we talk about periods. Nope, not the punctuation mark.

How the Dutch Teach Tolerance

How the Dutch Teach Tolerance

The full Fulbright story- this study explores the teaching of sexual diversity in secondary schools in the Netherlands by conducting in-depth interviews with twenty-eight educators. Drawing on Collins and Chepp’s conceptual framework of intersectionality, I analyze how race, sexuality, ethnicity, profession, and other phenomena intersect to impact the addition of LGBTQ topics in the curriculum.

Tolerance Conversion Therapy

Tolerance Conversion Therapy

How can you train your fight-or-flight response to open dialogue about difference?

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