Read more about the article NJEA Convention Glow-Up! 
Drag Queen Story Hour, hosted in the NJEA Consortium Area, was a hit. From left: Amy Moran, Astala Vista, Chris Cannella, Kevin Deely, Susan Waldron, Vinchelle and Steve Koumoulis.

NJEA Convention Glow-Up! 

By Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson   The LGBTQIA+ representation at the NJEA Convention made us PROUD! For starters, the first annual SOGI [Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee]…

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Indigenous People’s Month 

November is Indigenous People’s Month, so let’s talk about how participating in the learning around Indigenous peoples connects to inclusive and culturally responsive education.   Something you may have varying…

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson  In our continuing commitment to an intersectional approach on LGBTQIA+ topics in education, we are drawing attention to people—whether students, colleagues or community members—who…

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Creating safer spaces

Amy Moran, Ph.D. with Kate Okeson  Welcome back y’all. We wanted to start off the school year with some thoughts on safe spaces and the creation of safe, safer, and…

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Read more about the article Rainbow Connection  celebrates PRIDE
Chaperones at the 11th annual GAYLA! an LGBTQIA+ Youth Alternative prom, co-hosted by Red Bank Regional High School and its Spectrum Group, Roxanne Judice, adviser. From left: Cole Callahan, Paul Savoia (Steve's husband), Steve Koumoulis, Kate Okeson, and Amy Moran.

Rainbow Connection celebrates PRIDE

By Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson  Parades, protests, and prom  Highly coordinated, citywide LGBT Pride celebrations in major metropolitan centers around the globe serve to make a big splash…

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Read more about the article The Bechdel-Wallace Test
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The Bechdel-Wallace Test

NJ’s LGBT inclusion mandate, and your school curricula  By Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson  Who’s writing curricula this summer?  As local school districts begin to identify which grade levels,…

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Playing fair

LGBTQIA+ issues in youth sports By Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson  Kate began writing this article after yet another news cycle highlighted efforts in several states to advance anti-LGBT…

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Rainbow Connection features NJEA member Micah Gary-Fryer

By Kate Okeson with Amy Moran, Ph.D.  In this month’s “Rainbow Connection,” Amy spent time with Essex County’s representative to the NJEA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, Micah Gary-Fryer,…

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