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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 08:50 PM
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191. Straight teachers, instructors, educators, this is what we can do:
Always refer to your significant other as your partner; never mention the person's gender, either by name or pronoun. Post no pictures.

Include queer people in your curriculum as a matter of fact, rather than an anomaly, at all levels.

Put up a poster, a rainbow flag, a pink triangle, or a GLSEN sticker to show that you're aware and open.

Stop homophobic or ignorant language like "gay" and "faggy," but don't just outlaw it, discuss it.

If there isn't a Gay Straight Alliance at your school, find like-minded people to help you start one.

Make sure departmental documents and school-wide documents use non-biased language.

Encourage your administrative unit to have a discrimination policy. It if has one, report violations and follow up on them.

Attend local LGBTQ events and support them with your presence. Take your friends and family.

If you identify as "straight," as I do, you have tje power and the voice to do something for people who often fear to.
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