Fourteen-year-old Eli’s pull-no-punches story of being bullied as a transgender boy entering high school leads to a conversation about homophobia and transphobia among boys. Joined by Lori Duron from Raising My Rainbow, two Canadian teachers trained in LGBTQ-inclusive education, and CJ Pascoe, a youth-focused researcher and writer.
Conceived as part of Trans Day of Visibility.
Alissa and Victoria were representatives of SOGI 1 2 3, an initiative based in western Canada. The website has LGBTQ-focused resources for both parents and educators. If you’re looking for more resources I recommend Gender Spectrum’s Gender Inclusive Schools Toolkit, Human Rights Campaign’s Schools In Transition and Welcoming Schools programs, as well as GLSEN and The Trevor Project.
Jonathon Reed, To Parents, From a Trans Kid →
UBC News, Gay-straight alliances in schools reduce suicide risk for all students →
CJ Pascoe, Homophobia in Boys’ Friendships →
CJ Pascoe, Dude, You’re a Fag →
Stephen Frosh, Young Masculinities →
Debbie Epstein, Boyz’ Own Stories: Masculinities and sexualities in schools →