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Connections: LGBTQ education in schools

Jan 11, 2017

Back in the summer of 2015, something changed in local school districts. Maybe it was national news coverage of issues related to the LGBTQ community, but something caused many local districts to reach out to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley with requests for training activities. District staff members wanted to learn how to make their classrooms more inclusive, and how to make all students feel more comfortable.

We discuss what the training entails and how effective it is. Our guests:

  • Rowan Collins, education coordinator of the LGBTQ Academy at the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
  • Kevin McGowan, superintendent of the Brighton Central School District
  • Kiki Szende, member of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club at Brighton High School 
  • Frances Raca, member of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club at Brighton High School