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TNE WORKSHOP
MARCH 2005

PREPARING TEACHERS TO WORK SUCCESSFULLY IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES:
ANTI-HOMOPHOBIC AND ANTI-TRANSPHOBIC PEDAGOGY

ELIZABETH KESSLER AND IAN BARNARD
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH


SELECTED RESOURCES

Books for Children


Aldrich, Andrew A. How My Family Came to Be: Daddy, Papa and Me.

Combs, Bobby. 123: A Family Counting Book.

---. ABC: A Family Alphabet Book.

Crowther, Kitty. Jack and Jim: Picture Book.

De Haan, Linda, and Stern Nijland. King and King.

---. King and King and Family.

Fierstein, Harvey. The Sissy Duckling.

Garden, Sharon, and Nancy Wooding. Molly's Family.

Hoffman, Eric. Best Best Colors/Los Mejores Colores (Anti-Bias Books for Kids).

Newman, Leslea. Felicia's Favorite Story.

---. Heather Has Two Mommies.

Newman, Leslea, and Peter Ferguson. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous.

Parr, Todd. The Family Book.

Valentine, Johnny. One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads.



Books for Young Adults (see also adult section below)


Bauer, Marion Dane, and Beck Underwood, eds. Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence.

Berlin, Adam. Belmondo Style.

Hartinger, Brent. Geography Club.

Heron, Ann, ed. One Teenager in Ten: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth.

---. Two Teenagers in Twenty: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth.

Huntington, Geoffrey. Ravenscliff Series.

Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy.

Matthews, Andrew. The Flip Side.

Peters, Julie Ann. Keeping You a Secret.

Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow Boys.

---. Rainbow High.

Taylor, William. Pebble in a Pool.



Books and Articles for Adults


"AIDS and Academe." Special section in The Chronicle of Higher Education 19 Oct. 1994: A10-A23, A67.

Akkeb-Meares, Paula, and David A. Shore, eds. Adolescent Sexualities: Overviews and Principles of Intervention. New York: Haworth, 1986.

Amnesty International Human Rights Educators Network and Amnesty International Members for Lesbian and Gay Concerns. "Breaking the Classroom Silence." 1994. 53 West Jackson, Room 1162, Chicago IL 60604.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. "Haciendo Caras, una Entrada." Making Face, Making Soul / Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Women of Color. Ed. Gloria Anzaldúa. San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 1990. xv-xxviii.

Austin, Donald.F,, General Counsel, Ventura Unified School District. Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Public Schools. 20 October 2000.

Barnard, Ian. "Anti-Homophobic Pedagogy: Some Suggestions for Teachers." Open Lives, Safe Schools: Addressing Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education. Ed. Donovan R. Walling. Bloomington: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1996. 135-42.

---. "Bibliography for an Anti-Homophobic Pedagogy: A Resource for Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Activists." Feminist Teacher 7.3 (Fall 1993): 50-52.

Berg, Allison, et al. "Breaking the Silence: Sexual Preference in the Composition Classroom." Feminist Teacher 4.2-3 (Fall 1989): 29-32.

Berrill, Kevin T. "Organizing Against Hate on Campus: Strategies for Activists." Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men. Ed. Gregory M. Herek and Kevin T. Berrill. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992. 259-69.

Besner, Hilda F., and Charlotte I. Spungin. Gay and Lesbian Students: Understanding Their Needs. Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis, 1995.

Blade September 1994. "Back to School" issue.

Bleich, David. "Homophobia and Sexism as Popular Values." Feminist Teacher 4.2-3 (Fall 1989): 21-28.

Bone, Travis D. "San Diego State Adds Gender-Neutral Restrooms." Gay and Lesbian Times (San Diego) 8 Jan. 2004: 16,

Boutilier, Nancy. "Reading, Writing, and Rubyfruit Jungle:High School Students Respond to Gay and Lesbian Literature." OUT/LOOK 15 (Winter 1992): 71-76.

Bowen, Peter. "AIDS 101." Writing AIDS: Gay Literature, Language, and Analysis. Ed. Timothy F. Murphy and Suzanne Poirier. New York: Columbia UP, 1993. 140-60.

Bulkin, Elly. "Heterosexism and Women's Studies." Radical Teacher 17: 25-31.

---. "`A Whole New Beginning Here': Teaching Lesbian Poetry." College English 40 (1979): 874-88.

Campos, David. Sex, Youth, and Sex Education: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara: ABC CLIO, 2002.

Center for Population Options. "Peer Education: Youth Involvement in the Age of HIV" and "Guide to Implementing TAP (Teens for AIDS Prevention) Peer Education Programs." CPO, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 210, Washington DC 20005.

The Chalkboard. (Newsletter of Gay and Lesbian Educators of Southern California, Inc., P.O. Box 4511, Garden Grove, CA 92642.)

Chamberlain, Pat. "Homophobia in Schools Or What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us." Radical Teacher 29 (1985): 3-6.

Chapman, Sandra K. "Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books with Gay and Lesbian Characters: Resources for Early Childhood Educators and Parents." <http://www.glesn.org>.

---. The Power of Children's Literature: A Rationale for Using Books on Gay-and-Lesbian- Headed Families and an Annotated Bibliography. Thesis. 1992.

---. "The Power of Children's Literature: Gay and lesbian Themes in a Diverse Childhood Curriculum." <http://www.glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/115-1.pdf>. 8 March 2005.

Coleman, Thomas F. "Genocide Curriculum: Schools Anger Activists." Update 22 July 1987: 5A, 7A.

College English 36.3 (Nov. 1974). "Special issue" on "The Homosexual Imagination in Literature, the Classroom, Criticism."

College English 65.1 (Sep. 2002). "Special issue" on "Lesbian and Gay Studies/Queer Pedagogies."

Crew, Louie, ed. The Gay Academic. Palm Springs: ETC, 1978.

Cruikshank, Margaret, ed. Lesbian Studies Present and Future. Old Westbury: Feminist Press, 1982.

Crumpacker, Laurie, and Eleanor M. Vander Haegen. "Integrating the Curriculum: Teaching About Lesbians and Homophobia." Working Paper #138. 1984. Publications Dept., Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02181-8259.

Cummings, Katherine. "Of Purebreds and Hybrids: The Politics of Teaching AIDS in the United States." Journal of the History of Sexuality 2.1 (July 1991): 68-94.

Cummins, June. "Understood Betsy, Understood Nation: Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Willa Cather Queer America." Children's Literature 32 (2004): 15-40.

Cuseo, Allan A. Homosexual Characters in Young Adult Novels. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1992.

D'Augelli, Anthony R., and Charlotte J. Patterson. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth: Psychological Perspectives. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.

Dawid, Annie. "The Way We Teach Now: Three Approaches to AIDS Literature." AIDS: The Literary Response. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. New York: Twayne, 1992. 197-203.

Day, Frances Ann. Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

De Crescenso, Teresa, ed. Helping Gay and Lesbian Youth: New Politics, New Programs, New Practice. New York: Haworth, 1994.

D'Emilio, John. "Homosexual Professors Owe it to Their Students to `Come Out.'" The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 28 1987: A52.

De Vito, Joseph A. "Educational Responsibilities to Gay Male and Lesbian Students." Gayspeak. Ed. James W. Cheseboro. New York: Pilgrim, 1981. 197-207.

Diggins, Rick. "Winging It: The Fledgling EAGLES Center Gives Gay Youth an Alternative to High School." Edge 273 (29 Dec. 1993): 35-40.

Dilno, Jeri. "Intolerance 101: Helms Amendment Shakes Up Activists." Gay and Lesbian Times 11 Aug. 94: 34-35.

Elliott, Mary. "Coming Out in the Classroom: A Return to the Hard Place." College English 58.6 (Oct. 1996): 693-708.

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon, 1996.

Feminist Teacher 4.2-3 (Fall 1989). Special Double Issue on AIDS education and homophobia.

Fisher, Peter. "What Does a Gay Teacher Teach Your Child?" The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality. Stein and Day: 1972. 165-79.

Friedler, Anna B. Guide to the 400 Best Children's and Adults' Multicultural Books About Lesbian and Gay People. Newton Centre, MA: Lift Every Voice, 1997.

Gaard, Greta. "Opening Up the Canon: The Importance of Teaching Lesbian and Gay Literatures." Feminist Teacher 6.2 (Winter 1992): 30-33.

Garber, Linda, ed. Tilting the Tower: Lesbians/Teaching/Queer Subjects. New York: Routledge, 1994.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network website. <http://www.glesn.edu>. (Many articles of interest can be found here.)

Haggerty, George H., and Bonnie Zimmerman, eds. Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature. New York: MLA, 1995.

Harbeck, Karen M., ed. Coming Out of the Classroom Closet: Gay and Lesbian Students, Teachers, and Curricula. New York: Haworth, 1992.

Harris, Daniel. "AIDS and Theory: Has Academic Theory Turned AIDS into Meta-Death?" Lingua Franca June 1991: 1, 16-19.

Harris, Mary B. School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth: The Invisible Minority. New York: Haworth, 1998.

Harris, Simon. Lesbian and Gay Issues in the English Classroom. Philadelphia: Open University P, 1990.

Hart, Ellen Louise, and Sarah-Hope Parmeter. "`Writing in the Margins': A Lesbian- and Gay-Inclusive Course." Social Issues in the English Classroom. Ed. C. Mark Hurlbert and Samuel Totten. Urbana: NCTE, 1992.

Hart, Ellen Louise, Sarah-Hope Parmeter, Paul Puccio, and Ann Marie Wagstaff. "Successful Teaching Practices for Sexual Minority Students in Writing Courses: Four Teachers at Work." Expanded Visions: English Teaching in Today's Classroom. Ed. Lenora Cook and Helen C. Lodge. NCTE: 1995.

Harvard Educational Review 66.2 (Summer 1996). "Special Issue" on "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Education."

Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in U.S. Schools. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2001.

Henneman, Todd. "Beyond Coed." The Advocate 2 Sep. 2003: 36+.

The High School Journal 77.1-2 (1993-94). "Special issue" on "The Gay Teenager."

Interracial Books for Children Bulletin 14.3-4 (1983). "Special issue" on "Homophobia and Education: How to Deal with Name-Calling."

Hunter, Ski, and Jane C. Hickerson. Affirmative Practice: Understanding and Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons. Washingonton, DC: NASW, 2003.

jac 24.1 (2004). "Special Cluster: Queer Theory."

Jackson, Isaac. "On Taking Risks and Setting an Agenda for Lesbian and Gay Teachers." Radical Teacher 39 (Winter 1991): 16-20.

Jennings, Kevin, ed. One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories. Alyson.

Johnson, Cary Alan. "High on Milk." BLK 3.2 (1991): 11-12.

Johnston, Annie. "Out Front." Rethinking Schools Online 13.2 (Winter 1998-1999). <http://www.rethinkingschools.org>. 26 February 2005.

Khayatt, Madiha Didi. Lesbian Teachers: An Invisible Presence. Albany: SUNY P, 1992.

Kidd, Kenneth. "Lesbian/Gay Literature for Children and Young Adults." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 23.3 (Fall 1998): 114-66.

Kissen, Rita M. "Gay Culture and Straight Jackets: Teaching and Action at a Midwestern University." Radical Teacher 43 (Fall 1993): 40-43.

Lipkin, Arthur. Beyond Diversity Day: A Q and A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools. Rowman: 2003.

---. Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools. Westview: 2000.

"Literature Out of the Closet: Bringing Gay and Lesbian Texts and Subtexts Out in High School English." English Journal Sep. 1994.

Lynch, Michael. "Last Onsets: Teaching with AIDS." Profession 90 (MLA): 32-36.

Madden, Ed. "Pseudonyms and Interchange: The Case of the Disappearing Body." Wings 1 (Spring 1993):

Malinowitz, Harriet. "Extending Our Concept of Multiculturalism: Lesbian and Gay Reality and the Writing Class." Vital Signs 3: Restructuring the English Classroom. Ed. James L. Collins. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1992 128-50.

---. Textual Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Students and the Making of Discourse Communities. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1995.

Mallon, Gerald P. Let's Get This Straight: A Gay- and Lesbian-Affirmative Approach to Child Welfare. New York: Columbia UP, 1999.

Miller, Richard E. "Fault Lines in the Contact Zones." College English 56.4 (1994): 389-408.

Miranda, David. "School Days." The Advocate 7 Sep. 1993: 5.

Mirken, Bruce. "Out of the Closets and Into the Classrooms." San Francisco Frontiers 8 June 1995: 14, 16.

Moon, Michael. "`The Gentle Boy From the Dangerous Classes': Pederasty, Domesticity, and Capitalism in Horatio Alger." Representations 19 (Summer 1987): 87-110.

---. "Nineteenth-Century Discourses on Childhood Gender Training: The Case of Louisa May Alcott's Little Men and Jo's Boys." Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures. Ed. Martin Duberman. New York: NYUP, 1997.

Nussbaum, Martha. "The Softness of Reason: A Classical Case for Gay Studies." The New Republic 13-20 July 1992: 26-35.

Olano, Pamela J. "The Unclaimed Self: Valuing Lesbian and Gay Diversity in the Writing Environment." Valuing Diversity: Race, Class and Gender in Composition Research. Ed. Emily Jessup and Kathleen Geissler. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1998. 72-89.

Open and Positive: An Account of How John Warburton Came Out at School and the Consequences. London: Gay Teachers' Group, 1978.

Outweek 63 (12 Sep. 1990). Special "Back to School" issue.

Owens, Robert E. Jr. Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. New York: Haworth, 1998.

Parmeter, Sarah-Hope, and Irene Reti, eds. The Lesbian in Front of the Classroom: Writings by Lesbian Teachers. Santa Cruz: HerBooks, 1988.

Pastore, Judith Laurence, ed. Confronting AIDS through Literature: The Responsibilities of

Representation. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 1993.

Patton, Cindy. "Teaching About AIDS." Inventing AIDS. New York: Routledge, 1990. 99-120.

Perrotti, Jeff. When the Drama Club is Not Enough: Lessons From the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students. Beacon: 2002.

Pharr, Suzanne. Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism. Expanded ed. Berkeley: Chardon, 1997.

Pinar, William F., ed. Queer Theory in Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.

Project 10 Handbook: Addressing Lesbian and Gay Issues in Our Schools: A Resource Directory for Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Parents and School-Based Adolescent Care Providers. 1982. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Friends of Project 10, Inc., 1990.

Radical Teacher 24 (1983). "Special issue" on "Gay and Lesbian Studies."

Radical Teacher 45 (1994). "Special issue" on "Lesbian/Gay/Queer Studies."

Radical Teacher 66 and 67 (2003). "Teaching About Gender and Sexuality."

Regan, Alison. "`Type Normal Like the Rest of Us': Writing, Power, and Homophobia in the Networked Composition Class." Computers and Composition 10.4 (1993): 11-23.

Rhoads, Robert. Coming Out in College: The Struggle for a Queer Identity. Bergin and Garvey.

Robinson, Paul. "In the First Person: `Dear Paul': An Exchange Between Teacher and Student." Salmagundi 58-59 (Fall 1982-Winter 1983): 25-41.

Rothbauer, Paulette. "Reading Mainstream Possibilities: Canadian Young Adult Fiction with Lesbian and Gay Characters." Canadian Children's Literature/Littérature Canadienne pour la Jeunesse 108 (Winter 2002): 10-26.

Rothgery, David. "'So What Do We Do Now?' Necessary Directionality as the Writing Teacher's Response to Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Papers." CCC 44.2 (May 1993): 241-47.

Rubin, Joel. "Beliefs Imperil Funding: Three of Five on an O.C. School Board Reject a State Gender Definition on Religious Grounds." Los Angeles Times 41 March 2004. <http:www.latimes.com>.

Safe Place to Learn: Consequences of Harassment Based on Actual or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Non-Conformity and Steps for Making Schools Safer. A report

of the California Safe Schools Coalition and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, University of California, Davis. 2004. <http://www.nclrights.org/publications/pubs/SafePlacetoLearnLow.pdf>. 26 February 2005.

Savin-Williams, Ritch C. Gay and Lesbian Youth: Expressions of Identity. New York: Hemisphere, 1990.

Schifter, Jacobo, and Johnny Madrigal. The Sexual Construction of Lation Youth: Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS. New York: Haworth Hispanic/Latino Press, 2000.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay." Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Ed. Michael Warner. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1993. 69-81.

---. "Pedagogy in the Context of an Antihomophobic Project." South Atlantic Quarterly 89.1 (Winter 1990): 139-56.

Sherrill, Jan-Mitchell, and Craig Hardesty. The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student's Guide to Colleges, Universities, and Graduate Schools. New York: NYU P, 1994.

Skytta, Rose. "Gay Teachers: Coming Out in the Classroom." Vector 11.6 (1975): 47.

Spurlin, William J., ed. Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English: Positions, Pedagogies, and Cultural Politics. Urbana: NCTE, 2000.

Tierney, William G., and Robert A. Rhoads. "Enhancing Academic Communities for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Faculty." Building a Diverse Faculty. Eds. Joanne Gainen and Robert Boice. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 53. San Francisco: Joey-Bass, 1993. 43-50.

Tribunella, Eric L. "Refusing the Queer Potential: John Knowles's A Separate Peace." Children's Literature 30 (2002): 81-95.

Trites, Roberta Seelinger. "Queer Discourse and the Young Adult Novel: Repression and Power in Gay Male Adolescent Literature." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 23.3 (Fall 1998): 143-51.

---. "`Queer Performances': Lesbian Politics in Little Women." Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays. Ed. Janice M. Alberghene and Beverly Lyon Clark. New York: Garland, 1999. 139-60.

Unks, Gerald. The Gay Teen: Educational Practice and Theory for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Variant: A Publication of the Lesbian and Gay Professionals, a Division of The College Conference on Composition and Communication. (Scott F. Stoddart, Editor, Nova Southeastern University, Division of Liberal Arts, 3301 College Avenue, For Lauderdale, FL 33314.)

Wallace, Lynn. "Out in San Diego." Interviewed by Jeri Dilno. Gay & Lesbian Times (San Diego) 1 June 1995: 40-41.

Walters, Keith, and Beverly J. Moss. "Rethinking Diversity: Axes of Difference in the Writing Classroom." Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing: Rethinking the Discipline. Ed. Lee Odell. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. 132-85. Check if it's queer.

Watney, Simon. "School's Out." Inside/out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories. Ed. Diana Fuss. New York: Routledge, 1991. 387-401.

Woog, Dan. School's Out: The Impact of Gay and Lesbian Issues on America's Schools. Boston: Alyson, 1995.

Wright, Beverly, and Randall B. Yates. "AIDS and Homophobia: A Perspective for AIDS Educators." Feminist Teacher 4.2/3 (Fall 1989): 10-12.

Wright, Janet. "Lesbian Instructor Comes Out: The Personal in Pedagogy." Feminist Teacher 7.2 (Spring 1993): 26-33.

"Young Adult Literature" glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture. <http://www.glbtq.com/literature/young_adult_lit.html>.

Zimmerman, Bonnie. "Lesbianism 101." 1980. Politics of Education: Essays From Radical Teacher. Ed. by Susan Gushee O'Malley, et al. Albany: SUNY P, 1990. 22-34.



Films and Videos


Gelée Précoce
(Pierre Pinaud).

Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson).

It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen).

Jake: Today I Became a Man (Stacey A. Foiles).

Jim in Bold (Glenn Holsten).

Ma Vie en Rose (Alain Berliner).

Trevor (Peggy Rajski).

Totally Fu**ed Up (Gregg Araki).


Thanks to Theresa Montaño, Kent Baxter, and Jackie Stallcup for their assistance with this resource list.


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