Big Gay Adventures in Education : Supporting LGBT+ Visibility and Inclusion in Schools book cover
SAVE
$4.79
1st Edition

Big Gay Adventures in Education
Supporting LGBT+ Visibility and Inclusion in Schools




  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 29, 2020
ISBN 9780367894221
December 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages

 
SAVE ~ $4.79
was $23.95
USD $19.16

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

Big Gay Adventures in Education is a collection of true stories by 'out' teachers, and students of 'out' teachers, all about their experiences in schools. The book aims to empower LGBT+ teachers to be the role models they needed when they were in school and help all teachers and school leaders to promote LGBT+ visibility and inclusion.

The contributors range from trainee teachers to experienced school leaders and leading figures from the community across the LGBT+ spectrum, as well LGBT+ students whose lives were improved by having an openly LGBT+ teacher. Each story is accompanied by an editor’s note reflecting on the contributor’s experience and the practical implications for schools and teachers in supporting LGBT+ young people and ensuring they feel safe and included in their school communities.

Compiled by the co-founder and director of LGBTed, the inspiring stories in this book are essential reading for LGBT+ teachers and allies. Let’s be the role models we needed when we were at school and show our students that they can be successful and happy as an LGBT+ person.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Andrew Moffatt MBE

1 Why this book exists

Daniel Tomlinson-Gray

2 To be out or not to be out

Sue Sanders

3 It’s OK: An assembly

David Lowbridge-Ellis

4 Miss, are you a lesbian?: Becoming bisexual

Adele Bates

5 Out from the outset

Kip Webb-Heller

6 Permission

Chris Mattley

7 A story in two halves

Catherine Halliwell and Cerian Craske

8 Intersections of Identity: Being an ‘out’ Jewish bisexual teacher

Allison Zionts

9 You can’t win on culture alone, but you sure can lose on it

James Bennett

10 Bi bi bi

Molly Luscombe

11 That assembly

Becca Adson

12 Simple acts of kindness and love

Callum Richardson

13 Add a little bit of glitter

Faye Cutting

14 Miss, I’m part of LGBT too

Amy Ridler

15 The cupboard without a rainbow flag

Hadley Stewart

16 I want the world to know

Alison Riley

17 The best you can be is yourself

Zoe Defoe

18 You’ve gotta give ‘em hope

Michael Williams

19 The invisible girl

Jennifer Heaton

20 The moderately successful lesbian

Nicola Sharp

21 The rainbow armadillo

Darrell Chart-Boyles

22 Being the role model I wish I had

Pam Stallard

23 Changing the narrative: Why being ‘out’ at school is so important

Will Goldsmith

24 Being your authentic self at work

Hannah Jepson

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography

Daniel Tomlinson-Gray is a secondary school Media Studies and English teacher with more than twelve years of experience who has also worked in school leadership. He is the co-founder and director of LGBTed with Hannah Jepson, working with teachers and schools to increase the visibility of authentic LGBT+ role models. He is married to Samuel, with a tabby cat called Missy Misdemeanour and two hens, Edina & Patsy.