Teacher Curriculum Guide - By Age Group


The following resources are suitable for the ages listed and above.

This guide is also available organized:


Children aged 9 and under

  • “Consent for Kids” video (link)

  • Girl explains her use of gender-neutral language in Spanish (link)


Preteens (aged 10-12)

  • TeenHealthSource.com (link)

  • “Send The Right Message”, a Toronto-based anti-homophobia / transphobia / biphobia campaign (link)

  • “Respect Your Elders”, a series on LGBTQ support for seniors (link)

  • Vogue’s “Gender Variance Around the World Over Time” (link)

  • History of the trans flag (created in 1999), and it’s creator’s journey (link)

  • Celebrating the life of non-binary American activist Holly Boswell, who may have coined the term “transgender” (1970s-2017) (link)

  • “A Place in the Middle”, short film from Hawai’i about gender non-conformity (link)

  • What Does Two-Spirit Mean?”: A brief video on the history and usage among Indigenous people in North America (link)


Early teens (aged 13-16)

  • Scarleteen.com (link)

    • “Navigating Consent”, a guide to starting conversations about sex (link)

  • MyGSA, a guide for students and school staff on how to create and maintain a GSA (link)

  • A brief history of Pride protests/celebrations in Canada (link)

  • Anti-black racism and biphobia at Pride events (link)

  • “It’s Not a Race”; transitioning and expectations about femininity [note: contains swearing] (link)

  • “Growing up, coming out, and falling in love in eastern Canada”; silent comic series about being queer and trans (link)

  • When visibility is dangerous for queer folks (link)

  • Anti-homophobia poster from 1980 (link)

  • HIV/AIDS activist postcard from 1988 (link)

  • #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike aims to diversify social media representation of non-binary people (link)

  • Interviews with trans and non-binary Torontonians about beauty and makeup (link)

  • An intersex activist talks about the human rights violations they’ve suffered from medical professionals [note: discusses genital mutilation] (link)

    • The same activist’s statement for Intersex Awareness Day 2017 [note: discusses torture of enslaved people, genital mutilation, police violence] (link)

    • “What It’s Like to Be Intersex”: Buzzfeed Q&A with intersex young people (link)

  • A parent recounts their child’s gender journey (link)

  • An example of employer and government discrimination against gay people, in the LGBT “purge” that occured from the 1950s-1990s (link)

  • About Two-Spirit people in America (link)

  • News article on death of Christine Jorgensen, possibly the first American to have gender-confirming surgery (link)

  • “Ugandan LGBTQ+ activists announce plans for Pride following crackdown” that led to the 2017 Pride being cancelled (link)

  • Examples of early queer BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) organizing in Toronto (link)

  • “Whose land?”, an article discussing the limitations of current land acknowledgements in Toronto (link)


Late teens (aged 17-19)

  • The importance of gender-neutral pronouns and remembering Indigenous language for gender (link)

  • Robot Hugs has many comics on gender and sexuality, as well as mental health (link)

  • “The Pink Choice”, a series on queer couples in Vietnam [note: contains images of sexual activity, no genitals shown] (link)

  • “TransCuba”, a series on trans people in Cuba (link)

  • A brief history of Gay Asians of Toronto, a social and activist group from the 80s and 90s (link)

  • “How to Explore Your Gender When You’re a Person Who Was Assigned Male at Birth” (link)

  • “Dykes and Their Hair”, a zine about poking fun at stereotypical queer women haircuts (link)

  • The updated Pride flag from Philadelphia, and commentary on police brutality and racism in the queer community (link)

  • Remembering the trans women of colour who participated in the original Stonewall Riot of 1969, considered the start of the gay rights movement (link)

    • Remembering the 1966 “Compton Cafeteria Riot” in San Francisco, led by drag queens and trans women (link)

  • “Queer as Fact,” a podcast on queer historical figures (link)

  • Why the sex binary is inaccurate and sometimes harmful (link)

    • Related article (link)

  • Animated short films on key points in Toronto’s queer history (link)

  • “I Am: Trans People Speak” (link)

  • “Two Spirits”, a documentary about a Navajo teen who was murdered for being two-spirit (link)

  • Stories from queer Asian Americans, mostly youth (link)

  • “On Becoming A Woman”, poem by a Jewish trans feminine person written in the year 1322 (link)

  • “Youth/Elders Podcast”, featuring stories and thoughts from queer youth and seniors (link)

  • “There is No Name for This”, a documentary from 1997 about queer Americans of Chinese descent (link)

  • News report about kidnapping, human rights abuses, and murder of gay men in Russia (link)

  • “Two Spirits, One Voice”: short documentary/interview video about Two-Spirit people in Canada [note: contains description of racially-motivated physical assault, sexual abuse and suicide] (link)