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Interactive workshops for and by youth to provide accurate, non-judgmental information about:

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Sexual orientation

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Gender identity

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Stopping bullying

Workshop content will differ depending on the grade-level and topic chosen.

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These workshops are designed for single classes of around 30 students. We do not do school assembly or full school presentations.

If you are looking to combine classes for financial reasons, please connect with Cicely-Belle at [email protected]

Below are the workshops we offer:


K-3 — Families

(40 minutes)
  • Explores diversity in families and family structure
  • Reading a picture book about a young person with same-sex parents (“Asha’s Mums” or “Tango Makes Three”)
  • Discussion about what families have in common and what might be different from family to family
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

K-3 — Gender

(40 minutes)
  • What is gender? Exploring gender diversity
  • Reading a picture book about gender diversity written by a young transgender child (“ I Am Jazz”)
  • Discussion about the story
  • Empathy exercise to demonstrate what being a good friend looks like for students who come out as transgender or gender variant
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

Grades 4-6

(1 hour)
  • Discrimination: what it looks like and forms of discimiantion (sexism, cialis ableism, ailment racism, ageism, classism homophobia and transphobia)
  • Definitions of LGBTQ terms
  • Examination of gender stertotypes and gendered insults
  • An exploration of gender identity and what is means to be transgender
  • Empathy exercise to demonstrate allyship
  • Myth busting activities
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

Grades 7-12 — Gender and Sexuality 101

(75 minutes)
  • Realities of bullying, homophobia and transphobia at schools and in communities
  • Examination of gender stertotypes and the connections between homophobia, transphobia and sexism
  • Examination of gendered insults (“don’t be such a girl”) and homophobic/transphobic slurs (“faggot”)
  • An exploration of gender identity and what is means to be transgender
  • A look at various myths and stereotypes around LGTBQ/2S youth
  • Definitions of LGBTQ/2S terms
  • Empathy exercise to demonstrate allyship
  • Myth busting activities
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

Grades 7-12 — Gender and Sexuality 102 or for Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)

(40 minutes – 1hour)
  • Intended for classes that have already taken PrideSpeak (7-12) 101 OR GSAs
  • Extensive definitions of LGBTQ/2S terms
  • Anti-Oppression exercise to demonstrate the realities of discrimiantion and the intersections of oppression
  • Examination of power and privilage and what that means in the context of equality
  • Informed allyship discussion about how participants can create change in their schools and communities

Grades 7-12 — Trans/Gender

(75 minutes)
  • Examination of gender stertotypes and the connections between homophobia, transphobia and sexism
  • Examination of gendered insults (“don’t be such a girl”)
  • An extensive exploration of gender identity and what it means to be transgender
  • A look at various myths and stereotypes around sex, gender and trans youth
  • Examination of the gender spectrum
  • Definitions of terms related to gender diversity
  • Empathy exercise to demonstrate allyship
  • Myth busting activities
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories