Subject: strictly fyi: calendar, posters, nominate an icon
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 11/3/2011 2:36 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
Looking for images of LGBTQ people to make your classroom or office more welcoming and inclusive? Read on ...
(1) LGBTQ Families are Featured in 2012 Calendar “Our Families, Our Children”
(2) posters with images of LGBTQ people and their families
(3) Nominate an icon to be featured during LGBT History Month October 2012 … deadline for nominations: Dec 16, 2011
(1) LGBTQ Families are Featured in 2012 Calendar “Our Families, Our Children”
The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force is excited to offer once again its beautiful calendar of LGBTQ parented families from the Seattle area.  The task force has been producing the calendar for ten years with the mission of providing the visual reminder to children, teachers and families that families look different and that all families are welcomed.  Additionally the calendar has been displayed in diverse work places and in college and universities with teacher preparation programs.
The upcoming year is the tenth anniversary of the calendar.  The task force revisited families from the “early years” and invited twelve (plus two more!) families to come back for another picture shoot.  Each family picture has a small inset picture from the first time the family was in the calendar.  Many families have grown; others have changed their make-up; and the tragic loss of one dad illustrate that our families and our children experience life, death and change just like other families.
Proceeds from the calendar help the task force to produce the calendar for another year, onward to the twentieth year and beyond.
An order form is online or you can call Bill Sanders at 206 226-3352 to quicken the process.
(2) posters with images of LGBTQ people and their families
Your classroom or office environment gives students cues about how welcoming you are of their presence, how much you value diversity of all stripes, and what kinds of respectful behavior you expect from them and their peers. Does your space reflect the racial, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, family, ethnic, religious, and ability diversity among the students and families you serve? Some of those, but not all?
The resources listed on the Safe Schools Coalition's poster page are alphabetical and include these that show images of LGBTQ people and their families:
And many others!
(3) Nominate an icon to be featured during LGBT History Month October 2012 … deadline for nominations: Dec 16, 2011
Equality Forum is accepting nominations for LGBT History Month 2012 Icons. Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to by Friday, December 16, 2011.
Criteria for LGBT History Month Icons: The 31 Icons, living or deceased, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor; for their status as a national hero; or for their significant contribution to LGBT civil rights. Click here to view the list of ALL LGBT ICONS from 2006 through 2011.
LGBT History Month 2012 Co-Chairs, George Chauncey, Professor of Gay and Lesbian History, Yale University, and Sue Rankin, Professor of Higher Education, Penn State University, review all nominations and recommend 31 Icons. More

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