Upcoming Book Launch
Teaching Gender and Sexuality at School: Letters to Teachers
Tuesday March 5, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm
Nexus Lounge @ OISE
252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway)
In a set of letters to teachers, Tara addresses a full range of issues facing LGBTQ students and families at elementary and secondary school. She also talks to teachers about normalizing LGBTQ lives in the curriculum, challenging homophobic and transphobic ideas, and building an inclusive school culture that both expects and welcomes LGBTQ students and their families. The book also includes a terrific nuanced glossary of terms and definitions written by team member benjamin lee hicks.
You can order the book at: www.amazon.ca
Current Arts-Based Research:
LGBTQ Families Speak Out
Tara is a professor, ethnographer and playwright in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto where she is currently working on six-year research study about the experiences of LGBTQ families on Ontario Schools (2014-2020).
The study is called LGBTQ Families Speak Out and has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for three years (2016-2019).
Tara's research team is gathering video interviews with LGBTQ families across Ontario and sharing their experiences on our website: www.lgbtqfamiliesspeakout.ca
We are also creating a verbatim theatre performance based on the interviews called Out at School.
Out at School was performed in July 2018 at the L Fest in Llandudno, Wales.
Our next performance will be for the 2019 Toronto Pride Festival on June 14 and 15, 2018.