Teacher Curriculum Guide

 
 

This guide is also available organized by school subject and by age.

 
 
Comics
  • “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)

  • Coming to terms with being queer in China (link)

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

  • ?? Reflections on sexual abuse and rape culture as a queer woman [note: contains swearing, images of sexual assault, self harm, suicidality] (link)

  • When visibility is dangerous for queer folks (link)

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


Photography
  • “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)

  • Anti-homophobia poster from 1980 (link)

  • HIV/AIDS activist postcard from 1988 (link)

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

  • “The Bisexual History of HIV/AIDS activism” (link)


Blog posts and magazine articles
  • A parent recounts their child’s gender journey (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)

  • #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike aims to diversify the idea of non-binary people (link)

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

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

  • ?? “24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive” (link)

  • ?? ((socialist.ca?)) A brief history of AIDS activism in Canada, focus on Toronto (link)

    • ?? A timeline of HIV/AIDS activism specifically by AIDS Action Now! Canadian activist group (1987-2008) (link)

    • Information about the criminalization of being HIV+ (link)

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

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

    • ?? ((is there a better example of this?)) Thailand (link)

    • Mexico (link)

    • Italy (link)

    • India (link)

    • Indonesia (link)

  • ?? Indigenous ally toolkit [Montreal-based] (link)


Zines
  • ?? “2B AZN ENUF (always)”, a one-person zine about being Asian and queer in Montreal (x)

  • ?? “Gender Beginner”, a one-person zine from BC about loving an abusive boyfriend [note: contains swearing] (x)

  • ?? “Dykes and Their Hair”, a one-person zine from Peterborough about poking fun at stereotypical queer women haircuts and how “queer hairstyles” seem to only refer to white people (x)


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

  • A news article from New Brunswick about blood and organ donation ban on men who have sex with men (link)

  • Info about the burning of LGBT books in Nazi Germany, 1933 (link)

  • ?? ((doesn’t actually show the crossword puzzle?)) “Genderfluid” in a Schrodinger’s crossword puzzle (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 (link)

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

  • Buzzfeed Q&A with intersex young people (link)

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

  • “What is Intersectionality?” (link)

  • “I Am: Trans People Speak” (link)

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

  • ?? (have we heard all of these??) Toronto-based interviews in the “Lesbians Making History” series (link)

  • ?? [HAVENT WATCHED] Stories from queer Asian Americans, mostly youth (x)

  • ?? ((better addressed to GSAs??)) “Racism is alive and well in the gay community” (x)

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


General Sex Education
  • Scarleteen.com (link)

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

  • TeenHealthSource.com (link)

    • How to ask for consent (link)

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

  • “Consent for Kids” video (link)

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

  • A question-based reflection guide for parents, about gender, sexism, and sexuality (link)

 

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

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

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

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

  • MAP: Clickable map of Indigenous territories, languages, and treaties [created by Indigenous people] (link)

    • Compare to Ontario government-provided maps on territories and treaties (link)