Discussing Sexual Orientation and Gender in Classrooms: A Testimonial-Based Approach to Fighting Homophobia in Schools

Gabrielle Richard, Olivier Vallerand, Marie-Pier Petit, Amélie Charbonneau

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Abstract

To fight homophobia in schools in Québec, many teachers rely on community organizations such as the Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention Sociale (Research and Social Intervention Group) to address sexual diversity in class. This article documents major outcomes of these workshops as seen by students. Students identified topics related to sexuality and gender inversion as controversial, especially when involving men. The authors present how GRIS leaders decided to adapt intervention practices following such findings.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-435
JournalEducational Forum
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community partnerships
  • Gender inversion
  • Homophobia
  • LGBTQ
  • Sexual diversity

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