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Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century

For more than twenty years, the One Teacher in Ten series has served as an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators. This all-new edition brings together stories from across America—and around the world—resulting in a rich tapestry of varied experiences. From a teacher who feels he must remain closeted in the comparative safety of New York City public schools to teachers who are out in places as far afield as South Africa and China, the teachers and school administrators in One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium prove that LGBT educators are as diverse and complex as humanity itself. Voices largely absent from the first two editions—including transgender people, people of color, teachers working in rural districts, and educators from outside the United States—feature prominently in this new collection, providing a fuller and deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT teacher today.

Publishing Company: Beacon Press

ISBN: 978-080705586-1
Publication Date: 8/25/2015
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)


Editorial Reviews

“There’s no better way to show how far we’ve come—and how far we have to go—than through personal stories, and this diverse collection of stories is particularly powerful. One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium is a must-read for teachers who are struggling to seek acceptance personally and professionally. Jennings explores new frontiers in LGBT education, giving us a real flavor of the experience of being an educator in the 21st century.”
— Bob Chase, past president of the National Education Association

“Growing up gay isn’t easy for anyone, but Kevin’s stories show the power of unwavering hope and resilience in the LGBTQ community members working inside our schools. As a gay woman and union leader, I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my union—an ally in the struggle for rights and a shield from unfair discrimination in the workplace. Kevin’s acknowledgement that unions embolden openness and openness boosts acceptance demonstrates his deep understanding of the educator community, their personal challenges and how things can get better when they embrace their identities.”
— Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium is both informative and deeply inspiring, adding many important voices to previous groundbreaking volumes. These diverse and powerful stories run the gamut of LGBTQ experiences today, giving us a broad outlook on our triumphs as well as the challenges we face in the twenty-first century.”
Michelangelo Signorile, author of It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality


Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son

Kevin Jennings - Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son

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Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in the LGBT movement

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where “faggot” became more familiar to him than his own name. Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in our recent history. Creating safe schools for all youth is now a central part of the progressive agenda in American education—and Kevin Jennings is at the forefront of that fight. Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son earned an A- in Entertainment Weekly, was featured in Salon and The Advocate, and was called “a great read” by People.

Publishing Company: Beacon Press

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-080707147-2
Publication Date: 5/15/2007
Pages: 280
Size: 6 x 9 Inches (US)

Format: Cloth Hardcover
ISBN: 978-080707146-5
Publication Date: 8/9/2006
Pages: 280
Size: 6 x 9 Inches (US)


Editorial Reviews

“Horatio Alger meets Dorothy Allison in this debut memoir about growing up and coming out . . . Generous and illuminating.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Not graphic or preachy, this book belongs in any high school that has students struggling with issues of identity and gender!” — Terri Lent (AASL), Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA

“Jennings, founder of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educational Network, recounts his experiences with bigotry, fear, strength and inspiration within his immediate family, among school peers and in society in general. This work is an engaging account of a boy conflicted who goes on to lend vital support to other young people across the country.”— Carla Bauman-Franks (PLA), Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN


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