These are some of the point important points I’ve found when working with teachers:
These are some of the resources I used:
Acting Out! Combating Homophobia through Teacher Activism edited by Mollie Blackburn, et al.
This is a collection of essays from teachers and teacher trainers in Ohio working together to combat homophobia in elementary and secondary education and teacher education.
The Right to be Out by Stuart Biegel
A really useful history of the legal precedents and protections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in U.S. public schools.
Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom edited by Rita Kissen
A collection of more academic articles and q little denser with education jargon and queer theory, but a wealth of valuable information and ideas.
A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
Very interesting history, although tended towards bi and trans erasure.
Transgender History by Susan Striker
Really fascinating history of trans issues in the United States since the 1900s.
"LGBT-Inclusive Language" by Michael Weinberg in The English Journal, 98.4 (2009).
I hope this is helpful. Hit me up with more questions if they come up!
There are good books which are only for adults.
There are no good books which are only for children.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.
May they dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling.