June Is Pride Month: A Time to Celebrate the LGBTQ Community!
Don’t forget about the T in LGBTQ as you celebrate Pride Month! In Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms, teens learn about gender as a range and discover the long history of transgender people around the world.
Everyone has a gender identity. Many cultures teach that there are only two genders: male and female. However, research has made it increasingly clear that there are many other genders. Someone can be gender fluid, agender, or bigender, among others.
When taking part in virtual marches or a socially distanced 5k that are part of Pride Month for many people, it’s important to keep inclusivity in mind and remember that celebrating pride includes celebrating transgender people who marched alongside and as part of the gay and lesbian communities to secure rights and freedoms for all. As we stand witness to another surge in activism in the United States, let’s remember and honor those who risked their safety in earlier times to stand up for what they believed in.
To help teens gain some understanding of why we celebrate Pride Month every June, try a sample chapter from Gender Identity and use the Classroom Guide for a deeper exploration. You can also purchase the complete book and enjoy free shipping from Nomad Press.
First, read a sample chapter.
In the Introduction, we discuss the definition of gender and learn about the difference between physical sex and gender identity. Plus, we meet some people who have come out as transgender. You’ll find great illustrations and photographs and lots of questions to think about. Plus, an activity!