One bright spot to appear in the last generation or so, it seems to me, is the weakening power of social censure, and therefore the closet, in the lives of gay men and lesbians. When I first started working with kids a couple of hundred years ago, my co-workers and I, several of whom were gay and lesbian themselves, were really unable to recognize or address the needs of young people in the midst of a crisis of sexual identity in a repressive society. I’m not saying that is gone–but, again, it has been weakened.
And that’s a good thing. So here, for high schoolers, is a reading on lesbianism and its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. This has tended to be a high-interest item in my classroom, so I’ve tagged it as such; it is also material written to address personal identity, so I’ve tagged it as social-emotional learning as well.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.