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TITLE

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective Human Rights Education Series: Topic Book 3

AUTHOR

David M. Donahue

PUBLISHER

Amnesty International USA, The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and the Human Rights Resource Center

YEAR

2000

PAGES

106

MEDIA

ORDER

Human Rights Resource Center, University of Minnesota, 229-19th Avenue South, Room 439, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 1-888-HREDUC8; Fax: 612-625-2011; humanrts@tc.umn.edu

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

#http://www.hrusa.org#
#http://www.umn.edu/humanrts#

ANNOTATION

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective curriculum is intended to further thoughtful examination and responsible action among high school students about LGBT issues. Unlike other curricula, however, this discussion is not in the context of civil or political rights but in the broader context of human rights. These rights, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, include, among others, the right to education, identity, security, assembly, expression, employment, health, and family - all relevant to the current discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. The activities in this curriculum promote appropriate action in addition to reflection and discussion. Students are asked to take responsibility for the homophobia that causes human rights abuses. This homophobia may be in their schools in the form of harassment or violence against gay students, in their community during referenda elections seeking to deny gays and lesbians their equal rights, or in the world when persons are imprisoned, tortured, and executed for their consensual relationships with adults of the same sex. This curriculum prepares students for responding in meaningful ways to such challenges.

NOTES

NUMBER

102

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