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Ongoing Queer / LGBTQ+ News, Events, and Culture

Val Gryphin
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(43)
In this ongoing weekly class students will discuss the current week's queer news and events, as well as fun things happening in entertainment and the world.

Class Experience

In addition to being a member of, and active in, many aspects of the queer community, including activism and visibility, I also raised and homeschooled a queer child. The critical component of my MFA degree was on the history of queer protagonists in mainstream literature, a paper that was later published, and I have continued to expand on that research for further publication. I have also researched many aspects of current and past queer society, political activity, and culture. 
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0Handouts will be given each class for reference, but printing them is optional.
When discussing the realities that encompasses queer people's lives, parents should be aware that somewhat challenging topics such as homophobia, racism, repression, depression, and others will inevitably be discussed. These topics will be handled sensitively, focus will remain on the topics, and there will be strong teacher presence and guidance, as well as being able to contact the teacher outside of class with concerns. Together learners will vet information and events, and use that process to learn accurately talk about the issues in the queer world. However, at the same time there are any joyous things about being queer, and existing in a queer world, and we will discuss those joys as well! 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(43)
Greetings! My name is Val. I’m an editor, publisher, educator, and, of course, a voracious writer and reader, particularly in the scifi, fantasy, and mainstream genres. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Johnson State, and a Master of... 
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1x per week
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
1-12 learners per class

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