UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers

UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers

For K-12 educators who want to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history, or create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms, getting started can be confusing – and quite often prompts some fear. (What if I say or do the wrong thing? What if there is pushback? And where do I even begin?) Our Pilot Season and Season One feature K-12 educators who share their experiences from the classroom and provide real-world advice and reasonable, practical strategies to guide you. In Season Two, you will meet a few history-makers featured in our Intersections & Connections curriculum and hear some fascinating - and empowering - backstories! Visit UnErased.org to learn how History UnErased is putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place - the classroom.


March 28, 2023 32 min

On April 12, 1861, Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, igniting a Civil War that would divide the nation for four long years. Recruiting posters enticed young men to join their friends and family in the military, calling upon their sense of duty and patriotism, and promising adventure and financial gain.

In this episode, Kathleen Barker will introduce a Civil War soldier who had a secret; a secret that went...

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In this episode, Kathleen Barker continues the story about Pauli Murray and some of the formative events that shaped their career as a Black, queer, legal and civil rights pioneer.  

You will also hear Pauli Murray in their own words from an interview recorded on February 13, 1976, with Genna Rae McNeil, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the Southern Oral History Program...

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Have you ever heard of Pauli Murray? If you teach twentieth-century American history, in particular the Civil Rights Movement or the women's rights movement, you're probably already familiar with some of Pauli’s ideas because of their influence on landmark court cases related to race and gender. You may have even learned about some of Pauli’s collaborators, like Thurgood Marshall, Betty Friedan or Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So ...

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One of the most common worries for educators who want to teach LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, or make clear that their classrooms are LGBTQ-inclusive, is that they’ll get pushback from parents or caregivers.

In this episode, you will meet Triana Wilson, who draws on her experience in navigating complex conversations about this topic with parents and caregivers of her new immigrant and refugee students.

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How can teachers of math, science, and other non-humanities content create an LGBTQ-inclusive classroom that is sincere and authentic? What can teachers do, and say, when they witness homophobic statements or behavior?

In the episode, you will meet Dr. Heather Brown-Hudson, who has spent the last two decades as an academic, activist, and educator. Heather unpacks these questions and offers reasonable and practical guidanc...

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To simplify the many complexities of our world, humans naturally reach for labels. We use them to categorize others and describe ourselves. But labels evolve over time: some fall out of favor, others are redefined, and new ones are introduced. In this episode, you will meet Stephen Guerriero, a veteran middle school social studies educator, who will take us back to ancient times to help demystify labels and shed new light on sexual...

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Books help us understand our world and our place within it. For young people of any age, stories that reflect themselves, their friends, their families, and their communities are a vital source of validation.

In this episode, you will meet Kathleen Barker, a library and information specialist and historian, to explore the value of LGBTQ-inclusive books in the classroom—for students as well as teachers.

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"Mr. Chip, how can you do that? Your cup! You're drinking out of a pink cup!" In this episode, Chip James, an expert elementary educator, discusses how he seized on an opportunity to educate a group of 3rd-grade students in a discussion that led them towards deconstructing rigid (and ridiculous) gender stereotypes.

This History UnErased podcast is funded by the New York City Council Committee on Education. It was deve...

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Making our schools truly LGBTQ-inclusive takes time--and requires real systemic change. But creating LGBTQ-inclusive learning environments doesn’t always require major policy shifts. 

Meet Dr. Steven LaBounty-McNair, an expert in K-12 education, who reminds us of the everyday opportunities teachers have to create a more inclusive environment for all students. 

This History UnErased podcast series is funded by the New York City Counci...

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Creating a supportive and mindful learning environment where all students can be their true selves is vital--but today's gender-expansive identities and language can often seem overwhelming for teachers. 

Meet Amber Joseph, a middle school teacher in New York City with over a decade of experience, who will provide you with real-world advice and reasonable, actionable steps to honor and include all of the identities your student...

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How can kindergarten and elementary school teachers help dismantle gender stereotypes and create an inclusive environment for all students?

Meet Chip James, who will answer this question (and more) based on decades of experience as an expert elementary educator and also from his private practice serving LGBTQ-identifying youth and their families.

This History UnErased podcast series is funded by the New York City...

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June 11, 2021 3 min

For educators who want to create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms, getting started can be confusing--and quite often prompts some fear. What if I say or do the wrong thing? What if there is pushback? And where do I even begin?

UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers provides real-world advice and reasonable, practical strategies on how you can create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms. Thanks for listening! 

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