About NYQueer

NYQueer is a working group of the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) that focuses on gender and sexuality as they relate to school communities. We believe that educators of all age groups can and should address issues of gender and sexuality in the classroom. Through regular meetings, special events, group actions and online communication, we aim to increase access to resources that help teachers and schools in their efforts to form safe, inclusive environments that welcome and support individual differences of identity and self-expression. NYQueer seeks to create opportunities for teachers to make connections with community organizers as well as fellow educators engaged in the work of supporting members of the queer community, particularly LGBTQ youth. Additionally we have the long-term goal of developing campaigns that will put pressure on governmental organizations such as the NYC Department of Education to make systematic changes that would have a positive impact on schools citywide.

Want to get involved?

Contact NYQueer: nyqueer@gmail.com


Upcoming Events:

Beyond Tolerance Conference for Youth
FRIDAY, May 12th
City-As-School High School
16 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014

Beyond Tolerance is an afternoon conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality. It is designed for youth and the adults who work with them.  It will provide participants with an opportunity to attend workshops, network with other attendees, and meet with people from local organizations that provide resources in our area.

Potential Schedule:
4:30pm – 5:20pm: Expo-style tabling & snacks (community groups and student groups)
5:30pm – 6:20pm: Session I workshops
6:30pm – 7:20pm: Session II workshops

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Open Mic

NYQueer is committed to offering a conference that is accessible to all.  We recently learned that City-as-School will not have a functional elevator at the time of our Beyond Tolerance conference this year. There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp into the school building located in the rear entrance to the school on West Houston Street.

If you or your students are in need of accessibility accommodations, we ask that you let us know prior to the day of the conference, either on your registration form or by emailing us directly at nyqueer@gmail.com. Our accessibility coordinator will follow up with you to make sure all steps are taken to make Beyond Tolerance accessible as is needed by our participants.

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