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Let's Talk About the LGBTQ+ Community

The NEW Diversity and Inclusion Bundle includes activities about race, ethnicity, religion, disabilities and... the LGBTQ+ Community.

At the very mention of LGBTQ+ some may be getting a little nervous and uncomfortable. Others may be literally disgusted. And then there are those that are relieved and excited.

The word LGBTQ+ brings out a lot of emotions. It's a heavy topic. And to include it in a children's activities bundle...

So let's talk about the LGBTQ+ Community in hopes that those who are nervous, uncomfortable, or disgusted can feel better about the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle.

Let's Talk About the LGBTQ+ Community included in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle
Images used in this collage are the same used to depict lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and nonbinary people.

First though, for those that are wondering, my husband and I are very happily straight living in a monogamous relationship. We attend church as often as we are able. Our children are involved in our local church youth group.

Why is the LGBTQ+ Community Included in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle

We included LGBTQ+ community components in this bundle because our children were asking questions about others they see in our community, on tv, and while reading books. Children are very observant. They will ask questions.

The LGBTQ+ resources in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle are designed to answer those questions when the time is right.

Montessori-inspired Diversity and Inclusion Bundle

Both my husband and I have friends who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Some of those friends have children who attend school.

Children with parents in the LGBTQ+ community may be in your classroom.

Classmates wonder why a child has two moms or two dads or why children with a transgender or nonbinary parent dresses and looks the way they do.

We wanted to create a resource for when questions about the LGBTQ+ community come up. This is it!

In our home we teach love for all. Just because someone chooses to live differently than we do, does not mean we don't extend the utmost kindness towards them just like everyone else.

Education eliminates fear and invites love and understanding which then turns into peace, which is what Maria Montessori was all about.

The LGBTQ+ community is a minority. They are being discriminated against. They are being excluded by many. A bundle that teaches about diversity and inclusion would not be complete without including them.

How is the LGBTQ Community Depicted in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle

All depictions of LGBTQ+ community members are 100% kid friendly and appropriate for all audiences. There is no kissing or any other form of affection past putting an arm around each other, hugging, or putting heads together.

All LGBTQ+ community members depicted in true to life images are adults with the exception of one transgender or nonbinary teenager whom you can opt to remove from activities. Other options are available.

All descriptions of the LGBTQ+ community members are also 100% kid friendly and appropriate for all audiences.

There is no mention of the word "sex."

When describing sexual preference only the words "romantic relationship" are used.


LGBTQ+ Definitions in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle from Every Star Is Different

In the family bundle the phrases "gave birth to" and "contributed to the creation of" are the go to terms.

Definitions of the LGBTQ+ community members have been approved by members of the LGBTQ+ and heterosexual communities. I spent hours and hours working with my friend Ashley from Diamond Montessori analyzing every word of every definition to make sure the were accurate and appropriate for young children.

This is a safe resource for children.

I Don't Want to Use the LGBTQ+ Resources in the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle.. Is It Still Worth Purchasing?

The answer to this question is 100% yes!

In every activity where the LGBTQ+ community is represented (with the exception of the LGBTQ+ nomenclature, description and flag cards), there are other card options of heterosexual couples and families.


An Example of Options Provided in Diversity and Inclusion Bundle


You do not have to print or use any LGBTQ+ resources.

The price of the bundle was decided based on the fact that many would never use all of its contents. Every child, family, and classroom is different.

The Diversity and Inclusion Bundle should be $19.99, but we're selling it for $14.99.

You are not wasting money if you choose not to use LGBTQ+ resources included.

I hope this clears up any questions and concerns you may have about this fantastic bundle related to the LGBTQ+ Community.

If you have more questions and concerns, please don't hesitate to e-mail me in a kind and respectful manner. I am more than happy to answer.

There is nothing to be afraid of in regards to the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle.  The needs of EVERY student can be met through it's content.  You, the caregiver, parent, or teacher decide what you use and how you use it.

The most important thing is that no child is left out understanding relationships around them.

Let's Talk About the LGBTQ+ Community in Relation to the Diversity and Inclusion Bundle from Every Star Is Different

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very comprehensive and well thought out resource. Thank you for the time you put into preparing it.

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