A Lesson Plan from Guide to Implementing TAP: A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI
Leader's Resource for Four Corners: A Values Clarification Exercise Lesson Plan
Here is the list of value statements. If you only have one hour, pick six or seven statements that you think will be the most important for the group to discuss.
- Deliberately hurting other people is never okay.
- Using 'put downs' like 'faggot' or 'that's so gay' is okay because everyone does it.
- Treating people differently because of whom they love is wrong.
- Bisexuality is a myth. No one is really bisexual; they're just confused.
- A gay, lesbian, or bisexual teenager should be able to take a date of the same sex to the prom.
- If transgender people or lesbians or gays are in the "wrong place" at the "wrong time", they deserve the harassment they might get.
- Everyone should have the same rights, irrespective of sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- It's okay for religious and political leaders to say things against GLBTQ people because it's just their own opinion.
- Same-sex couples should be able to get married before a judge or justice of the peace (civil marriage).
- Transgender people should be treated like the gender they really are, not the gender they say are.
- If I see or hear someone harassing one of my GLBTQ peers, it is my responsibility to step in and stop it.
* Adapted from Guide to Implementing TAP: A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI (2nd edition), © 2002, Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC.
Reprinted from Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit, Girl's Best Friend Foundation and Advocates for Youth, © 2005.
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