How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally
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Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality

Lesson Plans by Patrick Healey

Human sexuality is a nuanced topic and students may be presented with conflicting information. Tackling the topic in the classroom can be a complex task for anyone, but ignoring the topic isn't a solution. Teens today want to talk about this subject, and the role of the teacher is to facilitate the discussion in an educational and progressive manner.




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Storyboard Description

How to be an ally for the LGBTQ community

Storyboard Text

  • KNOWLEDGE
  • I have to go, but thanks for listening!
  • LISTEN
  • I'm not sure how to say this...
  • Looking into other issues facing the LGBTQ community is a sign of a great ally. Be a resource to others when needed.
  • No problem. I'm going to look up some stuff online. See you in class. 
  • Being there to listen is a simple way to be a good ally. You may be the only person they feel comfortable coming to.
  • Just try, I'm all ears. 
  • JUDGEMENT FREE
  • HOW TO BE AN ALLY
  • RESPECT
  • Everything you just told me stays with me. 
  • Keeping an open mind when someone is opening up to you is important. An effective ally is actively thinking about the effect of phobias on LGBTQ individuals.
  • I feel so much better that I was able to talk to someone about this!
  • If someone is coming out or opening up to you, an ally is someone who respects confidentiality. Assume that this person wants you to know only.
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