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Explore These NCTE Resources for Pride Month

June is Pride Month, when cities across the US show support for LGBTQIA+ rights, culture, and communities. In the late 1970s, NCTE began to chart a path forward by insisting that as an organization we had to have a more substantive focus and concentrated attention on inclusion. Read more about our Legacy of Pride here.

At the 2007 Annual Convention in New York, NCTE created a Resolution on Strengthening Teacher Knowledge of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues.


Here are some additional related resources from NCTE:

NCTE Resources

NCTE Events 

Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans

  • This article shares how reading LGBTQ-inclusive books and discussing issues of power, justice, and fairness can make full-class read-alouds a space for meaningful social justice work with students.
  • This activity from ReadWriteThink.org includes a list of age-appropriate books, a discussion-starter guide, and ideas to extend beyond the books.
  • Tune in to this podcast to hear about the many ways in which contemporary authors are including gay, lesbian, and transgender characters in their novels for teens.


How have you recognized Pride Month? Please share with NCTE on social media!