LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Resources

Comprehensive Resources

Continually educating one's self about LGBTQIA+ related subjects is an important part of becoming an ally. Below are a variety of sources that individuals can use to further their education as well as how to apply that knowledge within the classroom and in daily practices. These sources are only an overview of possible ways and places individuals can seek for more information.


Education Resources

Lesson Plans

Teaching Tolerance

GLSEN Educator Resources:

A Queer Endeavor: Resources for Educators


Coming Out Resources

When Someone Comes Out To You: DO & DON'T - ❤ It's Pronounced Metrosexual 

I’m Coming Out. (As a Queer Educator Who Will No Longer Do This Work Alone) 


Free Courses for Queer Inclusion

Queering the Schoolhouse: LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Educators

  • "In this course, you will learn about the history of LGBTQ+ issues in education and develop strategies for building more inclusive learning environments for students, teachers, and community members. This course will provide you with insights and equip you with strategies for exploring inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning learners in your specific professional context. Throughout the videos, reading assignments, and additional resources we’ve provided, you’ll be exposed to a range of concepts and techniques for enhancing LGBTQ+ inclusion. You’ll be challenged to integrate those concepts and techniques in your practice as an educator. We’ve created this course for anybody who’s interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. We specifically designed it for educators who want to explore issues related to LGBTQ+ inclusion in their classrooms. Whether you’re brand new to this topic or you’ve been thinking and talking about LGBTQ+ issues for most of your life, we hope you’ll learn and grow as you work through this class."

LGBTQ Pride: From Origins to Evolution Teach-Out

  • "At its origin in the late 60's and early 70's, Pride in the U.S. was a radical claiming of space for LGBTQ individuals and communities. Today’s Pride has evolved to a hypervisible month-long celebration across different parts of the world, but Pride as a personal experience and representation of communities remains complicated. In this Teach-Out, we will discuss the history of Pride and what it means for individuals and communities today.The Purpose of this Teach-Out is to dive deeper into the complexities of Pride as an event and as a feeling for individuals with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, also referred to as LGBTQ. We are hoping to shed light on the different understandings and meanings of Pride as it relates to space, community, and representation within LGBTQ communities. You will learn that Pride can be a celebration for LGBTQ individuals, but Pride also brings about tensions within the LGBTQ community about its purpose. The production team interviewed several individuals who self-identify within the LGBTQ community in order to provide you with direct narratives and experiences."



How to Use Gender-Neutral Language, and Why It’s Important to Try 

2020 Pride

Stonewall Riots Reflection

Gavin Grimm Wins Another Legal Victory for Transgender Students

LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts


Scholarly Articles 

  • Burke, Penny Jane. (2017). Difference in Higher Education Pedagogies: Gender, Emotion and Shame.
  • Britzman, Deborah P. (1995). Is There a Queer Pedagogy? Or, Stop Reading Straight.
  • Gibbs, Jacqueline, J. Hartviksen, A. Lehtonen & E. Spruce. (2019). Pedagogies of Inclusion: A Critical Exploration of Small-group Teaching Practice in Higher Education.
  • Gogats, Jake. (2019). Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy.
  • Goldberg, Abbie E. & Katherine R. Allen. (2018). Teaching Undergraduates About LGBTQ Identities, Families, and Intersectionality.
  • Goldberg, Abbie E., Genny Beemyn & JuliAnna Z. Smith. (2018). What Is Needed, What Is Valued: Trans Students’ Perspectives on Trans-Inclusive Policies and Practices in Higher Education.
  • Green, J. (2019). The Problematic Case of Gender-neutral Pronouns: A Transgender Writer’s Tesponse to ‘A Modest Proposal.’ 
  • Hawthorne, Sîan Melvill. (2018). "Reparative Reading" as Queer Pedagogy.
  • Nicholas, L. (2019) Queer Ethics and Fostering Positive Mindsets Toward Non-binary Gender, Genderqueer, and Gender Ambiguity.
  • Siegel, Derek P. (2018). Transgender Experiences and Transphobia in Higher Education. 
  • Thorne, N., et al. (2019). The Terminology of Identities Between, Outside and Beyond the Gender Binary – A Systematic Review.


Queer Individuals 

Public Office Holders

LGBTQ+ Educators

  • Blair Imani
  • Ericka Hart
  • Jackie Fielder
  • Owen Bondono
  • Raquel Willis 

LGBTQ+ Scientists

LGBTQ+ Musicians

  • Adam Lambert
  • Brandi Carlile
  • David Bowie
  • Elton John
  • Frank Ocean
  • Fergie
  • Freddie Mercury
  • George Michael 
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Jason Mraz
  • Kim Petras
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Stipe
  • Ricky Martin
  • Rita Ora
  • Sam Smith

LGBTQ+ Artists

  • Austin James Smith - Designer
  • Cassils - Visual Artist
  • Cheyne Gallarde - Illustrator
  • Colleen Coover - Comic Artist, Writer
  • Gio Black Peter - Painter
  • Jae Lin - Designer, Hand-Lettering Artist
  • Leilah Babirye - Sculptor
  • Lex Barberio - Photographer
  • Marco DaSilva - Painter
  • Marcos Chin - Illustrator
  • Max Colby - Visual Arts
  • Nao Bustamante - Multimedia Artist

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