Beyond Tolerance Resource Guide

Beyond Tolerance: A Resource Guide for Addressing LGTBQI Issues in Schools

NYQueer and NYCoRE are pleased to announce the release of a curricular resource guide to support educators in addressing Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning and Intersex  (LGBTQI) issues and themes in their classrooms.  Often, teaching about LGBTQI issues in the classroom is complex and unique – fraught with a variety of fears and uncertainty including fear of retribution and backlash from students, families or administration.  But as educators, we must teach these issues because we know it is what is right— as individuals committed to social justice; as LGBTQI-identified educators; for the LGBTQI students we meet; and because we know too clearly what the outcomes are when we don’t.

We really do live in a world where some people grow up feeling like it would be better to be dead than gay.  Perhaps it was the alarming number of recent teen suicides that will motivate you to download  this guide.  Maybe you feel like you want to do something, and are hoping this is a good place to start. We hope so too.  But more importantly, we hope that once the media coverage dies down, you will continue to seek out ways to raise awareness and help young people build the skills they need to identify and take action against any injustice they encounter.


Free Minds Free People – Call for proposals

Free Minds, Free People is a national conference presented by the Education for Liberation Network, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, the Chicago Freedom School and Youth in Action that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other, sharing knowledge, experience and strategies.

FMFP Call for Proposals

Register for Beyond Tolerance 5 Conference


If you are looking to register for Beyond Tolerance 6 (May 4th 2011) got here:

Beyond Tolerance 6 Page

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BEYOND TOLERANCE 5 will be held on December 10th from 4:30- 8:30 at Vanguard High School (317 E 67th St).

-Networking with local organizations
-Open Mic performances

Beyond Tolerance events are designed to bring youth, educators, and community organizers together around LGBTQ issues.  For this fall’s youth conference, we hope to offer a variety of workshops on a wide range of topics led by youth and adults alike.

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