New research shows LGBTQ-inclusive lessons improve school climate

  • metta

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    Jun 08, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    New research shows LGBTQ-inclusive lessons improve school climate

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/06/new-research-shows-lgbtq-inclusive-lessons-improve-school-climate/


    This is important, especially in California, which recently passed SB 48 and the bigots are trying to put it up for a vote to get rid of it.


    SB48
  • rafiki87

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    Jun 08, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    now to give these findings to the ontario catholic school board...
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    Jun 09, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    Expelling (or exterminating) the bigots would improve the climate even more.
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    Jun 09, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    rafiki87 saidnow to give these findings to the ontario catholic school board...


    They have been given and it will most likely pass.
    Which is good for us! icon_smile.gif
  • visionsofruin

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    Jun 09, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    This is kinda off topic, but why is queer it's own catagory in LGBTQ? What's different between queer and homosexuality?
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    visionsofruin saidThis is kinda off topic, but why is queer it's own catagory in LGBTQ? What's different between queer and homosexuality?


    homosexuality is very specific... it means attracted to the same sex... so, if you are a man, you are attracted SEXUALLY to other men and same with a woman to a woman.

    However, queer means that you just identify as DIFFERENT from the NORM.
    Queer doesn't apply to only one venue... rather... multiple venues.

    A man who is attracted to a woman may act differently than the "norm." in his society and may be more comfortable identifying himself as "queer" rather than "straight" because, for example, he doesn't want the "douchebag" term that's associated with straight men to be applied to him.

    It has everything to do with what you want to be associated with.
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    visionsofruin saidThis is kinda off topic, but why is queer it's own catagory in LGBTQ? What's different between queer and homosexuality?
    Q = Questioning
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidExpelling (or exterminating) the bigots would improve the climate even more.


    ^^^THIS^^^
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    visionsofruin saidThis is kinda off topic, but why is queer it's own catagory in LGBTQ? What's different between queer and homosexuality?
    Q = Questioning


    LGBTTIQQ2SA = “LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, TRANSEXUAL, INTERESTED, QUEER, QUESTIONING, TWO-SPIRITED and ALLIES.”

    Sorry Paul, but it's Queer icon_smile.gif the second Q is questioning!

    YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT MISTER.
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    _Mohamed_ saidLGBTTIQQ2SA =
    Sounds like the name of some solar system found in another galaxy.

    Maybe the A is for Andromeda?
  • visionsofruin

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    Jun 09, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    And still, nobody answered my question. I know one of the "q" is for "queer", but what seperates queer from gay? I thought they were the same thing?
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    Jun 09, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    visionsofruin saidAnd still, nobody answered my question. I know one of the "q" is for "queer", but what seperates queer from gay? I thought they were the same thing?


    I answered your question... unless you have me on ignore.
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    Jun 09, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
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    visionsofruin saidAnd still, nobody answered my question. I know one of the "q" is for "queer", but what seperates queer from gay? I thought they were the same thing?


    I answered your question... unless you have me on ignore.


    You said that there are two "q", one being "queer" other being "questioning".

    Thanks for saying that, I legitly thought it was just LGBT. I didn't know about the other parts, but how is queer different from homosexual and questioning? Is queer for crossdressers or something?

    LG= homosexual
    B= bisexual
    T= gender changed
    Q=queer(what is queer? People who are strange?people that dress as opposite gender? Cause that isn't listed in this)
    Q= questioning their sexuality
    2S= two spirited? (like multiple personalities? Or having an alter-ego?)
    A= People who support homosexual/alter-sexual lifestyles.
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    Jun 09, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    visionsofruin said
    _Mohamed_ said
    visionsofruin saidAnd still, nobody answered my question. I know one of the "q" is for "queer", but what seperates queer from gay? I thought they were the same thing?


    I answered your question... unless you have me on ignore.


    You said that there are two "q", one being "queer" other being "questioning".

    Thanks for saying that, I legitly thought it was just LGBT. I didn't know about the other parts, but how is queer different from homosexual and questioning? Is queer for crossdressers or something?

    LG= homosexual
    B= bisexual
    T= gender changed
    Q=queer(what is queer? People who are strange?people that dress as opposite gender? Cause that isn't listed in this)
    Q= questioning their sexuality
    2S= two spirited? (like multiple personalities? Or having an alter-ego?)
    A= People who support homosexual/alter-sexual lifestyles.


    seriously? Did you not read my other post in this thread?

    ok, let me copy and paste it (hint: just scroll up)

    homosexuality is very specific... it means attracted to the same sex... so, if you are a man, you are attracted SEXUALLY to other men and same with a woman to a woman.

    However, queer means that you just identify as DIFFERENT from the NORM.
    Queer doesn't apply to only one venue... rather... multiple venues.

    A man who is attracted to a woman may act differently than the "norm." in his society and may be more comfortable identifying himself as "queer" rather than "straight" because, for example, he doesn't want the "douchebag" term that's associated with straight men to be applied to him.

    It has everything to do with what you want to be associated with.

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    Jun 09, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Maybe you did read post number 6 but it didn't satisfy you.

    So, in hopes that you don't miss this post, I will explain it in more detail:

    A queer man or a queer woman can be completely attracted to the opposite sex and still be queer... in other words...

    a man who has sexual intercourse with women can identify himself as "queer" if there is something with the word "straight" he doesn't want to have association to.

    Same thing for a woman.

    ALSO, you may have men who have sex with men or women who have sex with women that DO NOT want to be associated with the stigma that comes from saying "i'm gay" or "i'm lesbian"... so "queer" works... because queer doesn't have any stigma associated with it.

    it literally just means, strange... or "odd"... which would translate to "different" in more civil terms.

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    Jun 09, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    _Mohamed_ saidLGBTTIQQ2SA =
    Sounds like the name of some solar system found in another galaxy.

    Maybe the A is for Andromeda?


    lol I know right