The final article in this collection isn't just about students, but administration's support of teachers. How can we expect to give our students their rights when we cannot give the same to our teachers? Support systems are not just one-tier.
Pages 15-30 are most helpful. Even doing one activity shows that you are an ally. Simply bringing the language into the classroom can be a powerful tool to not only show support, but to give current issues more visibility.
I love this article. The students articulate the issue beyond straight/gay binary and male/female binary. As educators, we need to see LGBTQ rights beyond just support for gay students but also those students who exist beyond those binaries.
Weiler gives a good overview of the issue: 83% of LGBT students are harrassed and bullied and 68% feel unsafe at school. Weiler suggests displaying posters about sexual minority youth, literature by sexual minorities, and providing library resources. Furthermore, a small step for educators would be using gender neutral and inclusive language to “indicate that sexual orientation is not assumed."