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From the director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) comes a new collection of accounts by openly gay and lesbian teachers who tell about their struggles and victories as they have put their own careers on the line to fight for justice.

Kevin Jennings is the founder and executive director of GLSEN. He lives in New York City.

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Overview

From the director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) comes a new collection of accounts by openly gay and lesbian teachers who tell about their struggles and victories as they have put their own careers on the line to fight for justice.

Kevin Jennings is the founder and executive director of GLSEN. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555838690
  • Publisher: Alyson Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Kevin Jennings is the executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Prologue : conversations with Jesus 1
A good day 7
If Ellen can do it, so can I 16
The marriage question 25
Living simply and openly 34
Why I do what I do 44
One of the boys from the band 51
My dog Dyke 55
My journey in education 58
I'll see you there 63
Feeling all right on the religious left 68
I started out by not talking to anyone ... 81
What do lecturers wear? 88
Proud to be a faget 93
Chasing my own tale 96
Two years in the life of a queer teacher 100
Are those real? 117
True colors 122
An uncertain and brilliant world 131
In the swamp 144
No more silence 165
Transitioning in the school system 170
Gown to town : life after Brown 178
Nobody can tell me I shouldn't be here 185
Happy Valentine's Day 196
Going back to where I grew up gay 199
Did I make a difference? 203
Ms. Kee has a wife! 208
Safe schools and voices 212
The importance of discomfort 223
The Huntington High project : a teacher story of social action 231
Dancing with the issues 240
Sometimes you have to risk the darkness to see the light 249
One more person to love them 255
The best way out was through 261
A milestone for liberation 264
It's better to lead than to follow 272
Where I'm from 275
Living with the possibilities 288
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Insights into 'gay' teachers' lives

    I couldn't put this book down because almost every story about being a GLBT teacher reflected parts of me. Being out of the closet since retiring, but deeply inside it during my elementary teaching career, I have empathy for those struggling in their own closet, and share the joy of new found freedom with those living their real and true lives. Congratulations on a well written and edited compilation of from-the-heart stories.

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