A lesson on homophobia and teasing

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Homophobia and gay-related teasing are already present among young children. This lesson introduces the term "prejudice" and places the concept of homophobia within the context of bullying and teasing with which 8-11 year olds are already familiar. The lesson builds empathy as children think, about and discuss how they have felt when they have been teased or called a name and how they think people in gay or lesbian families would feel. The lesson celebrates the lives of gay and lesbian people as it celebrates diversity among all people and families. Children are encouraged to think about the diversity within their own lives and to think about how all neonle have nride about who they are and who is in their families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2006


  • Diversity
  • Families
  • Gay
  • Homophobia
  • Lesbian
  • Prejudice
  • Pride


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