These media examples address criminalization, medicalization of, and stigma against LGBTQ identities in an historical context, looking at Stonewall, AIDS crisis and activism. Choose one or more:
These videos show examples of coming out narratives from popular culture, some offering an intersectional perspective. Choose one or more.
These videos address violence, discrimination, and stigma against gays and lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals. Choose one or more:
This media comes from reality and fictional television series that present LGBTQ identities and cultures in the mainstream media. Choose one or more.
This series of videos from BuzzFeed challenges stereotypes about gays and lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals. Have students list stereotypes they’ve heard about a particular group before showing the video(s) or do their own “I’m…but I’m not…” exercise. Choose one or more.
The media in this section give examples from the contemporary LGBTQ Rights Movement including anti-hate crime legislation, marriage equality, military bans, and transgender bathroom bills. Choose one or more.
This section includes examples of activism and advocacy for LGBT rights in a range of media. Choose one or more.
Get inspired by the media and issues you’ve been exposed to. Think about and create a media project that responds to an LGBTQ issue in your community or national or international politics. Alternately, comment on LGBTQ representations in media/social media you regularly view.
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