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Ongoing Queer / LGBTQ+ News, Events, and Culture

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.
Val Gryphin
43 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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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. 
Students are encouraged to research and learn about queer-affecting events going on between sessions.
Handouts will be given each class for reference, but printing them is optional.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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! 


Val Gryphin
Lives in the United States
Educator / Publisher / Author / Editor / Business Owner
43 total reviews
136 completed classes

About Me

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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