Title: The Right to Be Out Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Location: Miller Center 114-115
Facilitator: Rachel Wexelbaum
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Detailed Information of the Book
Author: Stuart Biegel
Abstract: Despite significant advances for gay and transgender persons in the United States, the public school environment remains daunting, even frightening, as evidenced by numerous high-profile incidents of discrimination, bullying, violence, and suicide. Yet efforts to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and educators, or to enhance curricula to better reflect the experience of differing sexual orientations, are bitterly opposed in the courtroom, at the ballot box, and especially in the schools themselves. The Right to Be Out begins with a cogent history and analysis of the dramatic legal developments concerning the rights of LGBT persons since 1968. Stuart Biegel then turns to what K-12 schools should do to implement right to be out policies. He examines recent legal and public policy changes that affect LGBT students and educators in the K-12 public school system. (from back cover)