June is considered the ‘Pride Month’, a celebration of being a liberated member of the LGBTQ+ gender community. In this day and age, such a topic is not taboo anymore. It is the reality of life, and your kids must have a basic understanding of that particular gender.
So, how can parents teach more about LGBTQ+ to their kids? Check out the following guide:
Learn the History
Similar to racism, members of the LGBTQ+ find it hard to fit in. You can teach your kids how such ‘liberation’ manifested from before until now.
Learn From Very Notable Members Of The LGBTQ+
If history is not enough, you can try exploring books or films that depict very notable members of LGBTQ+ and their significant contributions. Here are the following:
- James Baldwin, an American author
- Alan Turing, a World War 2 hero
- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, probably the first to ‘come out’ publicly as an LGBTQ+ member
- Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, leaders of 70s movement for gay liberation.
Learn Through Other Reading Materials
If history and autobiographies are a bit much to read, maybe other reading materials can be beneficial. Here are some of the suggested books about the Pride movement while remaining being kid-friendly.
- Odd Voices: An Anthology of Not So Normal Narrators
- Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens
- LGBTQIA+ For Kids: A Coloring and Activity Book
- DESTINY With My Two Mommies Who Love Me!!
- Cakemates Paperback