Safe Space Agreement
Come up with guidelines and boundaries to ensure everyone feels welcome to discuss sensitive topics for the rest of the week.
Terms and definitions
Discussion Questions-Guided Imagery
Write down how it would feel to live in a world like the one just described. Write down what those feelings might lead you to do if this was real.
How would it feel to have to hide something as important and as basic as your sexual orientation, (the sex of the people to whom you are romantically, emotionally, and physically attracted)?
What were the first things you remember learning about homosexuality?
What movie or television character have you recently seen that is GLBTQ? How has that affected your thinking?
Create a list of all types of discrimination
When have you been discriminated against?
How can you stop discrimination in its tracks?
How to be an activist/ally Activity
Ways to be a LGBTQ Ally or Activist
Working in groups, see how many ideas you can come up with. Then, put a star by the ones that you, personally, are willing to take on to fight homophobia and transphobia and to show your respect for everyone, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
I Will Take on the Starred Actions.
I Can Be a LGBTQ Ally or Activist and Make My Voice Count!
Gender Identity and Gender Expression
Why did it take Dallas a long time to become the person she wanted to be?
Have you ever felt sure that you wanted to be someone other than who you are (such as to be rich instead of poor, or to have a different skin color or different gender, or to be from a different family)? Were you able to tell anyone else how you felt? If so, how did they react? If you couldn't talk about how you felt, why not?
Reflect on our class today. Choose 3 questions to answer and elaborate on. Provide at least 1 paragraph to each question you choose.
Your reflection will be counted as a project grade.