"It Gets Better!": An LGBTQ+ Meet Up


Being an LGBTQ+ educator is not always easy. We struggle to learn exactly how/when to share our personal identities, and sometimes it's a battle to make our school campuses more inclusive. Add in geographic and cultural differences, as well as race, gender, language, or faith dynamics, and you've got your work cut out for you. So take a break! Come join us and other educators like you to discuss LGBTQ+ topics both in and out of the classroom, or just make a new friend. This meet up is for you!

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  1. Provide a safe and inclusive space within the SXSWedu programming for LGBTQ+ educators to gather in support and celebration of one another.
  2. Develop a network of LGBTQ+ educators at SXSWedu that allows them to share ideas, resources, and stories that will make for more inclusive schools.
  3. Identify leaders within the LGBTQ+ community at SXSWedu that can be recruited for volunteer projects, panels, workshop sessions, and more.



Justin Tindall, Director, Education and Global Programming, It Gets Better Project

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  • Tags: diversity, teacher leadership
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Meet Up
  • Track: Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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