Youth in Motion
Youth in Motion creates safer schools for LGBTQ+ youth and allies.
Since 2008, Youth in Motion has provided free LGBTQ+ films and curriculum guides to Genders & Sexualities Alliances (formerly known as Gay-Straight Alliances) and educators in schools nationwide. Youth in Motion now supports over 27,000 students in more than 1,300 schools in all 50 states!
Youth in Motion's 2018 release Creating Home: Queer Identities, Families, and Spaces includes the feature documentary Deep Run, the short narrative film Walk For Me, a discussion guide, and modules that educators can use as classroom curriculum and student groups can use as activities. It focuses on themes that illustrate how members of the LGBTQ+ community, and particularly the youth we meet on screen, create a sense of "home" through their identities, their given and chosen families, and the spaces around them. Through using these materials, audiences can explore issues around experiences of trans youth, the value of family and community acceptance and support, and the complexities of LGBTQ+ life in both urban and rural areas. Both films are closed captioned. This collection is now available for free to middle and high schools, register here!
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