Pride Resources: For the World We Want

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Let's Celebrate Pride! It is essential that we center queer environmentalists and activists in environmental education. The following resources strive to broaden understanding of climate justice and cultivate inclusive spaces in learning environments. This is not a comprehensive list of resources but is provided as a starting point for further scholarship and inspiration.

Get Inspired by Past and Present Leaders

LGBTQ+ representation in environmentalism spans from the founding of the global environmental movement to today. Learn about past and present environmental leaders! Find inspiration from those individuals and organizations making changes in the environmental education field and beyond. 

Center Queer and Trans Youth Voices

Don’t miss this episode of Out & About by EE 30 Under 30s Erinn Drage and Connel Bradwell! This video series “explores the unique relationships that LGBTQ+ people have with the natural world!” It’s thought-provoking, inclusive, reflective, and unique. Read more about Connel's Out & About series

Our Climate Voices is a youth-led storytelling platform that centers the voices of those who are most impacted by climate change. In this three-part, 90-minute audio episode, five queer and trans climate justice organizers share the intersection of queer and trans liberation and climate justice. You’ll learn how and why queer and trans voices have been sidelined from the conversation, and how understanding past movements can help us build a better climate justice movement today.

Looking for more podcast picks? Try Ologies host Alie Ward's interview with endocrinology researcher Dr. Daniel Pfau, or Episode 19 of Breaking Green Ceilings, "Going Rogue: Life After Being an LGBTQ Environmental Educator."  For a take on how marginalized communities are taking action on climate change, listen to this episode of America Adapts.

Learn About Intersectionalism and the Environment

To begin, get a better understanding of what is meant by the term "Intersectionalism." The American Bar Association hosts dozens of resources for understanding more about the history of the intersections of identities across and beyond the LGBTQ+ community. 

Find impressive stories of "What the Queer Community Brings to the Fight for Climate Justice" and the impact that has been made globally and across the U.S.

Learn more about Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Queer Nature, their nature education and ancestral skills program serving its local LGBTQ+ community.

In the company of so many amazing organizations, groups like Wild Diversity and the team at Intersectional Environmentalist focus on driving representation and connection.

Cultivate Inclusive Learning Environments to Protect the Physical and Mental Well-Being and Rights of Your Students

Expand your knowledge of how we might support our trans and non-binary students and their families with a set of resources curated by the NAAEE JEDIA team. 

The National Education Association also provides resources to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ history in their classrooms and to stop LGBTQ+ bias and intolerance in our public schools.

A recently released “Guide to Gender Identity Terms” clarifies the language and provides helpful A’s to your Q’s, as does the FrameWorks post on Communicating About Transgender Youth. 

Dive deep into “lists of readings, podcasts, films, music, art, kindred spirits, and more,” curated by the Queer Ecojustice Project.

Advocating for the LGBTQ+ community extends to field scientists as well. Consider what conversations will empower and support those in your academic circles, as noted in the article, "Being Queer in the Jungle: The Unique Challenges of LGBTQ Scientists Working in the Field." Todd Harwell's "Guide to Designing LGBTQ+-friendly Citizen Science Environments" also shares productive ways to approach inclusion in the STEM field.

Organize a screening of the documentary "Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change." Told through the voices of the community's LBGTQ voices, the film recounts the simultaneous climate-related disasters that occurred in the fall of 2017 and the vulnerability of LGBTQ communities to such climate disasters. Led by uplifting strategies for resilience, transition, and survival, educators can use this film to brainstorm ideas for building more inclusive curricula. Check out the Queer Ecojustice Project's list of suggested readings ranging from LGBTQ+ histories to Indigenous resistance and global movements. 

Connect with Your Community and Beyond

Discover LGBTQ+ outdoor nonprofit organizations focused on building community around a shared love for the natural world with Field Mag's Top 20 List.

Out4Sustainability, founded by Lindi Von Mutius of Sierra Club, offers advocacy, training, fundraising, and relationship-building towards collaborative climate resilience and environmental justice by and for LGBTQIA+  communities. 

Meet 500 Queer Scientists, a visibility platform for LGBTQ+ and allies working in STEM.

Job Seekers! This list, created by environmentalist drag queen celebrity Pattie Gonia, aggregates open positions and candidates within the queer community seeking work in the environmental education field. 

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