LGBTQ : incorporating it into the classroom

Gentry Willcoxson, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


The LGBTQ community has historically been neglected in a classroom setting because of its controversial nature. Because of this, many students feel uncomfortable fully expressing themselves and are often fearful of bullying and other harassment by students at school. In order to bring this problem to the forefront of schools, Gentry and Abby created a full resource book for Middle School classrooms highlighting the LGBTQ community in order to raise awareness and acceptance of middle school students. A small portion of the book was also implemented into an 8th grade classroom to not only receive feedback on the full resource book from teachers, but also to see the effect it had on the middle school students themselves.