“I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.”—~Paul Newman
These stats were and are STILL reported by NOW (National Organization of Women) and while this information may seem VERY dated and minimum in research from a larger spectrum of teachers, it is one of the MOST RECENT (yes, sadly) studies that has been done in the last 20 years.
I removed the post below because the current thread was reblogging the post as “sexual orientation” within young students and declarations of “sexual preference” from teenagers. The post had NOTHING to do with how preteens and teens were declaring their sexuality (this is a different argument) but instead that when reviewing history within the educational system, QUEER/LGBT history is left out or not properly represented in texts, discussion or recollection.
While I, Rebecca, do not have an answer as to how a school should integrate queer history into lesson plans, I do believe it is important that over time a method is learned.
I love how you posted the flags... but what about pansexual?
The Pansexual Pride Flag
Meaning of Colors:
Blue and Pink represent the gender binaries of male and female (this is from culture based recognition of the colors being that of “male” and “female”)
Yellow - the middle strip - Is the color of life. Yellow is considered a gender neutral color and is also a primary color (so - anything can mix into yellow to create a new hue - yellow is it’s own unique “other” without being defined as male/female)
The Bisexual Pride Flag uses purple as its center color - a mix of the blue and pink spectrums which sandwich it (thus creating a fused but equal hue between the two colors)
“People who can’t think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life.”—~Robert Towne
It takes a lifetime to become to become the best that we can be
We do not have the time or the right to judge each other
There’s one life, and there’s no return and no deposit;
One life, so make sure you like what’s in your closet
I am what I am, I don’t want praise, I don’t want pity. I bang my own drum, Some think it’s noise, I think it’s pretty.
And so what, if I love each feather and each spangle, Why not try to see things from a diff’rent angle? Your life is a sham ‘til you can shout out loud I am what I am!
And what I am needs no excuses. I deal my own deck Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces. There’s one life, and there’s no return and no deposit; One life, so it’s time to open up your closet. Life’s not worth a damn ‘til you can shout out, "Hey world, I am what I am!"