Growing Up QueerThis book explores the changing ways that young people are now becoming LGBT-identified in the US.
LGBTQ Books for Educators (Book List)This list is not exhaustive, but represents some recommended readings and resources for teachers interested in LGBTQ topics and serving LGBTQ students and families. Please ask your librarian for further recommendations or resources.
Queer and NowArticle that challenges the dominant cultural conception of what it means to be queer
Queer GlobalizationsThese essays bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine from multiple perspectives the narratives that have sought to define globalization.
By Julia Schmalz
Transgender and gender-nonbinary students share what keeps them from feeling safe and thriving on campus.
Students and Gender Identity
USC Rossier School of Education has recently published a resource titled Students & Gender Identity: A Toolkit for Schools to help create and develop inclusive spaces for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. The toolkit currently includes the following resources:
"How to Communicate with Parents and Staff": FAQs that educators may receive from parents or school staff about the topic of gender identity, as well as strategies on how to shape these conversations.
"How to Create Inclusive Classrooms": Action steps to support educators in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
"23 Terms Educators Should Know": Glossary of commonly used terms to describe aspects of gender identity and expression.