The gay rights movement is a civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. (The initials are also often rendered as LGBTQ, with the “Q” standing for “queer” or “questioning.”) The movement calls for an end to discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other areas of life.
To help teach students about Pride Month and the gay rights movement, Britannica’s Curriculum Expert Team has put together a few activities and resources.
Check it out here: https://britannicalearn.com/pride-month/
- Check out TeachingBooks’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection for author inteviews, book readings, guides, activities, and lessons on books written by LGBTQ+ authors and with LGBTQ+ characters, any time of the year.
- Behind the Books: "Why LGBTQ History Matters (To Queer People and Everyone Else)" Lee Wind makes the case that learning about LGBTQ+ historical figures helps everyone move toward a more inclusive understanding of history.
- Meet-the-Author Recording: Pride by Robin Stevenson In this recording, author Robin Stevenson shares why she wrote Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (Orca, 2016) for both gay and straight kids and their communities. Learn more about why the book was so rewarding to write and listen to an excerpt from the first chapter.
- NoveList Display Idea -- LGBTQIA Romances Autumn Winters combines romance themes with the genre LGBTQIA Romance so that you and your patrons can quickly create a list of books featuring their favorite tropes. From small-town settings to those opposites who rarely fail to attract -- lots of beloved plotlines tagged and ready. Printable flyers included.
- MasterFILE Complete Publications
- Advocate Articles, commentary, personality profiles, reviews and book reviews representing a wide variety of gay and lesbian ideas and perspectives. Full text available from 09/17/1996 to present.
- Lambda Book Report Articles, commentary, reviews and book reviews representing a wide variety of gay and lesbian ideas and perspectives. Full text available from 01/01/1995 to 04/01/2009.