Alleviating Teachers' Fears, Concerns, and Obstacles in Implementing LGBT Themes in Elementary Classrooms: Personal Anecdotes

  • Gabriel Flores LAUSD and University of Phoenix, Faculty
Keywords: Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity, Teaching, Tools, Strategies, Youth,


Multicultural programs in schools have done well in implementing a varied amount of themes and cultures that represent our pluralistic society. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about LGBT themes in schools. Some teachers fear the ramifications of having a more inclusive curriculum with LGBT themes, especially in the elementary classroom. The present article will provide information, strategies, and techniques that may help in mitigating teacher fears when one decides to implement LGBT themes and literature in the elementary classroom.

Author Biography

Gabriel Flores, LAUSD and University of Phoenix, Faculty
Gabriel Flores currently works as an elementary school educator within the Los Angeles Unifies School District. His interests include qualitative research and sexual orientation education inclusion within multicultural education programs. He also works as associate faculty at University of Phoenix
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