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Exploring Identity Through Narrative Writing

During Pride Month, everyone expects coming out stories or rainbow flags to take over their social media profile pics–and honestly, I love those parts of June. But as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, we love to hear stories of identity, whether or not it connects to sexuality or gender. Being...

Text: Celebrating Pride Month 2021, Download Lesson; Image: Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag book coverCheckout our lesson from contributor Jennifer Dryden on gender and identity using an excerpt from Alok Vaid-Menon's book Beyond the Gender Binary.

Pride Mini Lesson: History of the Pride Flag

We all know the rainbow flag stands for the LGBTQIA+ community and it stands for pride, but did you know that each color has a meaning? Or that there’s a new blanket pride flag that was recently created and has taken over the original rainbow flag? It’s true! 

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Pride Mini Lesson: These Witches Don't Burn

The 2015 legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S. has given book, television, and movie writers encouragement to incorporate queer characters into their works. Even though the queer community still has a long way to go for equal rights under the law, creative writers have mostly stepped up to...

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Pride Mini Lesson: One Life

Megan Rapinoe is a well-known women’s soccer player who has helped the U.S. women’s team win two World Cups, won an Olympic gold medal, and constantly uses her platform to advocate for equality. Rapinoe also identifies as a lesbian and is currently engaged to WNBA player Sue Bird. Can you say...

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Pride Month: More than Rainbows

Rainbow flags fly, the face tattoos are at Target, and every brand around has brightly colored versions of their products. Oreo, Nike, and Disney go rainbow, while Skittles goes colorless in solidarity for Pride Month.