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A Film About Gender to Engage Students for Ally Week 2017


By | blog, LGBT, Respect For All Project, Straightlaced

We all have a role in supporting students who are LGBTQ. This year, it’s especially important to show that no matter who sits in the White House, school communities will always protect and support students of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

That’s why we’re proud to once again partner with GLSEN for Ally Week, which will be September 25 – 29, 2017. GLSEN’s Ally Week is a student-powered program where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school.

To help you begin that conversation, we’re making our award-winning documentary, Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up available to stream for free for the last two weeks of September. 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.

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Make Connections: Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality

You can also purchase the DVD and our comprehensive curriculum guide at 50% off for the entire month just by using discount code AWSG17 when you make your purchase.

Each DVD set 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, transgender students, homophobia, dating pressures, and much more.

The activities in the guide are correlated to National Sexuality Education Core Curriculum standards as well.

Two young people smiling, with silhouettes outlined in rainbow. GLSEN Ally Week.

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