SPPS Out For Equity at the 2016 Twin Cities Pride Parade
(photo credit Out For Equity twitter)
The MRC offers many LGBTQ resources including books, DVDs, learning kits and learning trunk to use in the classroom, or for personal development. The MRC echoes the mission of Out For Equity:
Saint Paul Public School's Out for Equity program strives to maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through direct programming, professional development for staff, and supports for families.
The Mask You Live In
To check out "The Mask You Live In" click here for a link to our catalog as well as check out instructions.
“The Mask You Live In” is a 2015 documentary that explores societal expectations of men by following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while dealing with America’s narrow definition of masculinity. With constant pressure from the media, peer groups and even adults in their lives, the subjects in the film confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These stereotyping influences interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a confusing labyrinth of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real’ men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media provide empirical evidence of this “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.
For additional resources, please check out these links:
NAMI LGBTQ Resource Page
Twin Cities Pride Network
Safe Schools Coalition
EverFest: National & Global Pride Festivals
2016 Twin Cities Pride Parade will be held in Loring Park on June 25th at 10:00 to June 26th at 6:00 PM
Find more events here: http://https://www.tcpride.org/event/2016-twin-cities-pride-festival/