LGBTQ+ History & Pride: Engaging Lessons and Books

Produced by the HRC Foundation

Learn about prominent LGBTQ+ people and about historical events that were part of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement with these lessons and books.

Children's Books About LGBTQ+ History

Find both picture books and middle grade books that cover key moments in LGBTQ+ history and ones that feature LGBTQ+ icons.

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A Look at LGBTQ+ History and Prominent LGBTQ+ People

A flexible lesson plan to help students learn about LGBTQ+ history and to see a diverse range of LGBTQ+ people. [3 - 6]

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Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Women of Color: The Stonewall Inn and the Modern LGBTQ+ Movement

This lesson highlights four transgender and gender non-conforming women of color – Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major and Stormé DeLarverie and their role in transgender and LGBTQ+ history. [5 - 8]

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Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag with Symbols of Us: Identity Capes and Flags

The book, PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Ron Sanders looks at the hopes that Milk had for LGBTQ+ people and the Pride flag. Afterwards, students will create an original flag or cape design representing their own identities. [3 - 5]

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Children's Biography Books of LGBTQ+ People

Find a range of books about LGBTQ+ people from Abby Wambach to Zora Neale Hurston.

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