Many of us likely take basic universal human rights for granted. Yet in a legal sense, human rights have existed for less than 75 years.
It isn’t easy to teach the history of homosexuality in Canada. We interviewed three gay men who were there and remember what it was like growing up before Decriminalization.
Gender fluid. Two-spirit. Trans. Cisgender. These are some of the terms students can use to describe where they are on the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity.
In my Grade 10 Canadian History course, students explore LGBTQ+ history the same way they explore the stories of many different Canadians in the context of our history.