Resources for teaching STEM students
What is it?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated annually in June. This month is to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. These riots were dedicated to fighting for basic rights that the LGBT community have been consistently refused by society. This event was the tipping point for the LGBT community and is now celebrated all month long through parades, parties, workshops and so much more!
LGBT STEM Role Models:
LGBTQ+ STEM Podcast which features LGBT scientists, their work, and life stories.
SciCurious Podcast which highlights LGBT people in STEM.
Herman, J. (2009). Transgender explained for those who are not. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
Drummond, M.C. (2009). Transitions: A guide to transitioning for transsexuals and their families.
American College of Physicians. (2008). Fenway guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. H.J. Makadon, K.H. Mayer, J. Potter, H. Goldhammer (Eds.). US: Versa Press.
Keen, L. (2007). Out law: What LGBT youth should know about their legal rights. M. Bronski (Ed.) Boston, MA: Beacon.
LGBT STEM Organizations
Western Washington University Related:
Jim Collins Foundation (for help funding gender-confirming surgeries)
Neighbor Care Health Youth Clinic (Seattle)
UW Youth Clinic (Free and confidential medical services)
Public Health Teen Clinics (King County)
Q Card Project (a communication tool designed to empower LGBT youth to become actively engaged in their health)
Gay City Wellness Center (Seattle)
Local Organizations & Groups:
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (includes support groups, safe housing, education and more)
Better Late Than Never Whatcom (For LGBT community members who have/or are coming out later in life)
Trikone NW (By and for South Asians living in the Pacific Northwest)
Gay City (Seattle LGBT Center)
Rainbow Center (Tacoma LGBT Center)
GLOBE (Snohomish County)
National LGBT Organizations:
Lambert House (Seattle LGBT Center)
Camp Ten Trees (Seattle)
Oasis Youth Center (Tacoma)
Pizza Klatch (Olympia LGBT Youth Center)
Lavender Rights Project (Washington Black Trans Task Force)
Trans Youth Handbook (explains what rights you have in different states)
Arts & Culture:
Voices Rising (Seattle)
Diverse Harmony (Seattle choir group)