Streaming Straightlaced for Ally WeekWednesday 09, September 2015
By Debra Chasnoff, President/Senior Producer | Choosing Children, Straightlaced
Calling all allies! GroundSpark is gearing up for this year’s Ally Week, September 28 – October 2, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network‘s (GLSEN) national week of action to identify new allies to LGBT youth, by once again offering free streaming of our award-winning documentary, Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up.
We are starting this week so that teachers can preview the film for free and then order a classroom streaming license or DVD to use at their schools in time for Ally Week.
Each DVD set also comes with a free, 165 page curriculum guide on how to use the film to open up critical classroom discussions for middle, high school, and college students about the gender binary, homophobia, dating pressures, and much more.
The activities in the guide are correlated to National Sexuality Education Core Curriculum standards as well.
During Ally Week, participants across the country will consider what they can do to become an even better ally to another person, or group of people. Straightlaced, which explores the pressures that ALL teens face when it comes to dealing with gender norms and sexuality, is the perfect tool for sparking dialogue and community action around these issues.