CTF believes the role of educators is critical in creating positive societal change to address the realities of BGLTT issues for students, parents, and teachers.
Teachers can no longer ignore or deny homophobic and heterosexist prejudice and hatred in addressing discrimination in Canadian education.
The following CTF publications have been produced to help teachers, school administrators, and counselors understand the educational, health and safety needs of bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans-identified and two-spirited (BGLTT) students:
- Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools (2012)
- Challenging Silence, Challenging Censorship (2007);
- The Gay-Straight Student Alliance Handbook (2006).
- Lessons Learned: A Collection of Stories and Articles About Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Issues (2005), and.
- Seeing the Rainbow (2002) produced in cooperation with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO),
For more information on these publications and to order online, visit http://www.ctf-fce.ca/catalogue/group.aspx?cat=bgltt . Volume purchase discounts apply.
We hope these ressources will become important contributions to anti-homophobia and anti-heterosexism education which will promote equity through practicing the principle of inclusion, affirming the identity of individuals and groups, initiating comprehensive school programs supporting equity.