“I know that my family comprise queer, but ‘lesbian’ felt like a dirty word in school.” An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ training in institutes

“I know that my family comprise queer, but ‘lesbian’ felt like a dirty word in school.” An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ training in institutes

Whenever we did instructions that could’ve incorporated those information, I seated there frightened that they would talk about becoming gay.

Rachel, once you were in supplementary class Section 28 ended up being missing, plus it had been good to speak about LGBTQ+ folk and problem within the class room. Do you experience that?

Not even somewhat. Actually not at all. Maybe not in Sex Ed, there aren’t any special courses or any such thing such as that. Instructors happened to be completely unequipped.

Whenever we did lessons that could’ve included those topics, I sat there terrified that they would talk afight being gay. I was scared that if people got given definitions or terminology, then I’d be labelled as the lesbian and excluded or bullied in a way that I never had been before. I felt like I was allowed to exist in the way that I was because there was no definition for me. Continue reading “I know that my family comprise queer, but ‘lesbian’ felt like a dirty word in school.” An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ training in institutes