Queering the Classroom Podcast

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“Queering the Classroom” is an ongoing discussion about the trials and successes of queer students, teachers, and staff in American schools. If it’s a matter of representation, a question of legality, or an issue for advocacy, we want to cover it. This podcast is a sort of audio scrapbook of personal stories, interviews and reporting that is accessible for anyone interested in learning about why we can no longer keep what we affectionately term “the gay agenda” out of the classroom.

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Join Miss F as she discusses inclusivity and queer representation in the world of Dungeons & Dragons and reads some of your listener tweets/e-mails. Resources Used: https://geekandsundry.com/the-story-of-dd-part-one-the-birth-death-and-resurrection-of-dungeons-dragons/ https://www.tor.com/2020/02/03/the-power-of-queer-play-in-dungeons-dragons/ Read More: http://dnd.wizards.com  https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51790/how-dungeons-dragons-primes-students-for-interdisciplinary-learning-including-stem Music c/o purpleplanet.com

Welcome back! It's been an unexpected 6 month hiatus, but we have returned, and we can't wait to jump back. Join us today as we offer our sincerest apologies, ask for your help moving forward, and discuss the power of…

On today's episode, we take a look back at the origins of Pride and consider the importance of this annual celebration for LGBT+ folks today. Resources Used: www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/disasters/riots-stonewall.html. www.cnn.com/2015/06/19/us/lgbt-rights-milestones-fast-facts/index.html www.thenation.com/article/we-colonials-sodomy-laws-america/ www.glaad.org/tap/donald-trump. Music c/o purpleplanet.com

On today’s episode, we discuss the importance of transgender visibility in light of last week's Transgender Day of Visibility and talk about some of the many ways that allies can support the gender-nonconforming people in their lives. Resources used/mentioned: https://www.hrc.org/resources/international-transgender-day-of-visibility…

On today’s episode, we explore some basic ways that we can support and affirm our friends in the Muslim LGBTQIA community and share some resources for those hoping to learn more about what Islam says about its queer followers.  …

On today's episode, we speak with James Rice III from Time Out Youth in Charlotte, North Carolina, about how he came to work in the world of activism, his own experiences as a gay black man growing up in the…

Join us as our host, Miss F, tells us a bit about her background in teaching and her personal road towards ally-ship.

On today's episode, we are celebrating Black History Month by profiling three amazing, queer people of color and reccing three novels by and about LGBT+ POCs that would all make excellent additions to your history, social studies, English, or language…

Today's episode is a very special conversation with Gretchen McGinty, a speech-language pathologist from Charlotte, North Carolina, who uses her talents to help transgender individuals care for and train their bodies as they work to make their voices match their…

On today’s episode, we discuss one of the ways that non-binary teachers in North America are validating their identities within their classrooms. Resources Referenced: https://transequality.org/issues/resources/understanding-non-binary-people-how-to-be-respectful-and-supportive https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/ms-mr-or-mx-nonbinary-teachers-embrace-gender-neutral-honorific-n960456 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/29/transgender-teacher-removed-from-classroom-after-some-parents-object-to-calling-her-mx/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.aaf31d4d6bb3 Music c/o purpleplanet.com

Today's episode is a break-down of Miss F's personal "Queer Year Resolutions," an explanation of her goals as an ally and as a member of the LGBT+ community in 2019. Send your "queer year resolutions" to [email protected] to have them read…

With the holiday season upon us, we’ve decided to share some tips for keeping your queer identity a healthy and happy part of your winter celebrations.   Resources used/mentioned: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/home-for-the-holidays-an-lgbt-counselors-guide-to-surviving-the-season/ https://intraspectrum-chicago.com/lgbtq-holiday-survival-guide-part-1/ https://pflag.org/blog/pflagstipsholidays https://lgbtrc.usc.edu/education/activities/   Music c/o purpleplanet.com

Today’s episode dives into some terminology that many of our allies find confusing. Join us for an exploration of LGBT+ vocabulary and then e-mail with any questions you still have at [email protected]!   Resources used: https://www.wearefamilycharleston.org/lgbt-a-z-glossary/ https://lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu/educated/glossary Music c/o purpleplanet.com

On today's episode, we speak with Alex, a nonbinary high school senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, whose activism work is truly an inspiration. Resources mentioned: http://www.timeoutyouth.org/podcast https://goqnotes.com/59266/cishet-allies-do-better/ Music c/o purpleplanet.com

On this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of Native American Heritage Month and the intersection of indigenous identity and sexuality/gender identity.   Resources Used/Mentioned: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/NAHM_heroes.pdf https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gay-native-american-nominee-wins-primary-deep-red-kansas-n898901?fbclid=IwAR1K6Kb57o1ObYTZQM0cuyZviW0OdG8rD6v9B3oGoVJ-v7tB4WiFw6GBkO4 https://www.conspireforchange.org/?p=2283 http://www.newnownext.com/queer-native-americans-columbus-day/10/2017/   Music c/o purpleplanet.com

On today’s episode, we will discuss the potential legal ramifications of the proposed amendments to Title IX as they apply to our transgender friends and family members.   Resources mentioned:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html  https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/24/politics/transgender-protections-hhs-memo-defining-sex/index.html  https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-help-transgender-people-fight-trump-administration-new-policy-memo?verso=true  https://www.house.gov/representatives   Music c/o purpleplanet.com

On this week's episode, we bring you sound bytes from the Carolina Conference on Queer Youth! We're only sorry we couldn't record every single one of the amazing workshops offered up this year. For more information about CCQY, visit https://timeoutyouth.org/ccqy.…

This week's episode contains a very special interview with Devin, a high school junior in North Carolina who will talk about his experience coming out, what it means for him to be a queer POC, and how activism has become…

This week’s episode is an homage to LGBT history with a focus on five figures from the queer community whose stories could and should make their way into our curriculum this LGBT History Month.   For more information about LGBT…

This week's episode is a follow-up from last week's panel discussion by and about queer teachers. Dr. Glenda Elliott writes in with her story of being a queer teacher at the college level and her hopes for what the future…

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