Creating a safe school environment

I’m scared to reveal my bisexuality

I’m scared to reveal my bisexuality

Question asked by Jason (15 years old man from Australia, Australia)

Question answered on September 18, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Creating a safe school environment, Questions

Hi Jason, Thanks for coming to Alterheros with your question. Bottling up feelings and not being able to tell your friends who you are can put a lot of stress on yourself. However, I want to let you know that you're not the only one experiencing this situation. I know some of ... Read more.
Does my teacher like me? If not why does he stare?

Does my teacher like me? If not why does he stare?

Question asked by salote1000 (15 years old woman)

Question answered on March 16, 2009 by

Sorted in Creating a safe school environment, High-school, Questions

Hi Salote1000, Thanks for asking your question to AlterHéros. I will try to advise you to the best of my ability. So, If I understand correctly, there's a teacher at your school that you, for some reason or another, felt compelled to stare at for a prolonged duration of time, on more ... Read more.
Homophobia high: Classrooms become labs for a study

Homophobia high: Classrooms become labs for a study

Line Chamberland, a sociology and women’s studies professor at UQÀM, is launching a groundbreaking research project on homophobia in schools this month and next in high schools and CEGEPs across the province. “The project is part of a program financed by the Ministry of Education on school persistence and academic success,” explains Chamberland. “They’re becoming […]

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Ontario curriculum to target sexual discrimination

Ontario curriculum to target sexual discrimination

Local schools will soon have to introduce more gender and sexuality topics into their physical education curriculum, thanks to a new report by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The report, Shaping a Culture of Respect in Our Schools: Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships, makes a variety of recommendations to target sexual harassment and discrimination in […]

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I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What kind of approaches should be effective to make them realize that homophobia can harm others

Question asked by Brian Paris (49 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on May 15, 2007 by

Sorted in Creating a safe school environment, Ways to reaching out, Questions

Thanks for writing to AlterHeros. I'm glad to know you are concerned with your students' homophobic talks. Unfortunately, some teachers aren't at all; some are even telling homophobic jokes in their classes! You wrote in your question that you are reacting to your student's talks and that you tried to explain ... Read more.
A Resource Kit for a New Understanding of Homosexuality

A Resource Kit for a New Understanding of Homosexuality

On February 14th 2006, in the Public Health Department of Montreal, in collaboration with its partners, launched a new educational tool in English for students, social workers, teachers, and others working with youth to increase awareness about sexual orientation and homophobia. In May 2003, the French version of this Resource kit was developed by the […]

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The allies come out of the closet!

The allies come out of the closet!

To counter the devastating effects of homophobia, the Québec Alliance for Queer Youth (QAQY), in collaboration with AlterHeros.com, has created the very first Declaration of the Allies. This new tool will allow those concerned by the obstacles faced by queer youth to come out of the closet and become an ally.

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The Ideal School for queer youth

The Ideal School for queer youth

A few years ago, members of organizations concerned with LGBT issues and involved with youth and education in Vancouver were asked to come together to discuss what the “Ideal School” for queer youth would look like. There were many great ideas and discussions. Here some of them. Head over to the Zone and talk about it!

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Out In School Conference

Out In School Conference

For young GLBTTQ youth, being equal at school means getting on with their lives and their studies without facing discrimination. The need exists to address the issues of GLBTTQ youth and educators within the English school systems in Quebec. The forthcoming “Out in School Conference: Addressing Homophobia in Our Schools,” which will be held in Montreal on November 13, 2003, hopes to address those concerns

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Launch of a new educational tool

Launch of a new educational tool

“To encourage youth to respect the diversity among sexual orientations”  OnMay 1st , 2003, in Montréal, the Public Health Division of Montreal-Center (Direction de Santé Publique de Montréal-Centre), in collaboration with its partners, launched a new educational tool for students, social workers, teachers, and others working with youth to sensitize them to their environment and […]

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