LGBTQ Pride Month and Education Resources

Teaching about LGBTQ+

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LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, which is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. Today, LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, attracting millions of participants around the world.

In schools and classrooms, LGBTQ Pride Month is an excellent time to talk with students about LGBTQ people and their struggles to achieve equal rights and treatment in all aspects of their lives. It is an opportunity to discover important LGBTQ people in history, read literature that features LGBT people, analyze homophobia/heterosexism and explore its causes and solutions. As with other similarly themed months, it is important not to isolate the exploration of LGBTQ people and culture into one month during the year. LGBTQ history is American history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year. 

Below is a list of relevant K-12 curriculum, children’s books and other resources to bring LGBTQ Pride Month to your classrooms:

Lesson Plans

Education Resources

Children's Books