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Self Love

This lesson is meant to address issues of mental health surrounding self love and self esteem in tee
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In A Heartbeat

This lesson utilizes the film “In a Heartbeat” to introduce students to a young queer relationship,
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Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History

At the core of the program are brief audio interviews with individuals who bore witness to or helped
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Janet Miller – Organize

Moved by the statistics, Miller made an impassioned plea to her colleagues that it was their respons
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Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Leaders

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the evolution of the Boy Scouts
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The Sound of Silence in Football

In this lesson, students will discuss this inspiring football player, learn more about Derrick Colem
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Equal Treatment, Equal Access

Raising awareness about people with disabilities and their struggle for equal rights.
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Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

This lesson provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to understand the Matthew Sh
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Understanding Homophobia/Heterosexism and How to Be an Ally

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about what homophobia and heterosexism are and how
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What is Marriage Equality?

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore marriage equality, gain background infor
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Bio Sports Poem Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the lives of important sports figures with disabilities that succeeded in
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Famous People with Disabilities

This lesson plan on Disability Community Identity helps students explore previously unknown connecti
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Hate Crimes Legislation

Teaching Tolerance provides lesson plans for upper elementary, middle school, and high schoolers foc
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Activism and Legislation

This lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance asks students to read and compare the language of two oral
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The Civil Rights Act and the ADA

This lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance asks students to read and compare the language of selected
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Winning the Right to Marry: Historical Parallels

In this lesson, students explore marriage bans for same-sex couples within the context of earlier pr
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The Invisibility of LGBT People in History

This lesson plan explores the way in which LGBT people, events, and issues have been made invisible
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FDR and His Disability: Was He Successful in Concealing it?

By viewing historic photos and political cartoons, students will examine the success of FDR's attemp
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Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here (Film With Educator Guide)

A regional look at five Northern California communities dealing with deadly hate violence reveals th
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In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents

In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school
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Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History (Film Kit)

Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies
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Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History

Unheard Voices is an oral history and curriculum project that will help educators to integrate LGBT
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YO Youth Disability History Resource Page

An incredible collection of lessons, activities, and videos focusing on Disability History.
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Mom’s Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers’ Custody Movement

While the beginnings of the LGBT Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum, the 1970s witnessed hor
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On These Shoulders We Stand

Not everything began with Stonewall. On These Shoulders We Stand is an illuminating historical accou
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Gay Pioneers

Gay Pioneers is the story of the first organized annual "homosexual" civil rights demonstrations
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