By Debra Chasnoff, President/Senior Producer | blog, Events, LGBT, Straightlaced
What’s new for Ally Week 2016? This year we are focusing on supporting schools to help students examine how race, class, culture, and ethnicity impact any person’s experience when it comes to gender and sexuality.
Once again we are proud partners with the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Gay Straight Alliances everywhere for Ally Week, which will be September 26 – 30, 2016.
We are making our award-winning documentary, Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up available to watch for free for the entire month.
You can also purchase the DVD and our comprehensive curriculum guide at 50% off for the entire month just by using discount code AWGS16 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, 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. What’s new for Ally Week 2016? This year we are focusing on supporting schools to help students examine how race, class, culture, and ethnicity impact any person’s experience when it comes to gender and sexuality.