Identity: What do these stories show about the experience of being LGBTQ+? What other words might the individuals here use to describe themselves? What experiences do you share with individuals in this collection?
Diversity: How are the individuals in this collection different from each other? What successes and challenges are unique to people in this group? What perspectives are missing?
Justice: What are some challenges that affect individuals in this group that others might have a hard time understanding? What do you think others can do to understand the challenges these individuals face? What are some assumptions that people might make about individuals who identify with this group? How might stereotypes negatively affect individuals who identify with this group?
Action: What can communities do to support individuals in this group? What can you do?
Choose three of these articles
Leff, Lisa. “LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms.” Associated Press via Newsela. Adapted by Newsela Staff, 1270L, 26 July 2016, https://newsela.com/articles/lgbt-history-classrooms/id/19756/
Article #2: Homecoming Queen
Flores, Adolfo. " Homecoming queen candidate makes a statement just by running." Los Angeles Times via Newsela. Adapted by Newsela Staff, 1060L, 23 September 2013, < https://newsela.com/articles/homecoming-queen/id/1203/>
Article #3: NBA Player
Morrell, Katie. "NBA player steps out of the closet and into the history books.” Newsela. Edited by Newsela Staff, 08 May 2013, < https://newsela.com/articles/jason-collins/id/99/>
Article #4: Harvey Milk
Biography.com, eds. and A&E Networks. “Gay Rights Activists: Harvey Milk.” Adapted by Newsela Staff, 1190L, <https://newsela.com/articles/bio-activist-harvey-milk/id/19296/>
Citation for MM:
"Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Uprising that Launched the Modern Gay Rights Movement." Democracy Now! Ed. GAlison Goodman. N.p., 26 June 2009. Web. 07 Apr. 2017.