In the past two weeks, my journey into the lives and communities of others has been quite powerful. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a Staff of roughly 35 middle school educators about Defying Gay Gravity, the process that led to the book being written, the need for powerful resources that address […]
As a commitment to identity work, A Good Day Press has donated 50 copies of “Defying Gay Gravity” to the organization. Participants in the piloted Canadian History seminar each received a copy. The work that we do to help people understand that each of us is on our own journey but that historical events really draw […]
In May, Greg Kentris and Emily Hastings-Speck partner to deliver a workshop on LGBTQ realities. Exploring various themes that both students and staff face in our schools (& in life in general) will help set the stage for the workshop they plan to deliver!
Elementary Teacher’s of Toronto’s (ETT) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex committee is hosting a conference in April. We will be showcasing Defying Gay Gravity through a workshop entitled: IN/Visibility: Our Multifaceted Selves. In the workshop we will be: Deconstructing barriers that exist to being out/visible at school: as a student, teacher, or staff member. What does an out-positive space look like […]
Whether or not you’re an elementary teacher who is kept up-to-date with what’s happening in classrooms across the province of Ontario (thanks to ETFOVoice), or you’ve just happened upon our page to learn more about what we do, below is a both a link to the full-version of the magazine as well as our most […]
The long-awaited, well crafted guided, the one that is teeming with rich questions just waiting to be used inside your classroom communities, is now live! After over a year’s worth of planning sessions and one final educator’s soirée with professionals from different school boards who reviewed the guide… it is now available for FREE here […]
Traveled to Waterdown District High School to speak to a group of Grade 10 students about the challenges of being an out gay teacher in the GTA and a writer. Expressed to students how writing is a mere extension of my role as a teacher, as it helps me to share an important perspective with […]
Happy Anniversary, people! Woot, woot! Can you believe, in less than a year (books having been mailed out mid-July), we have gotten over 620 books into the hands of people that can use it to make a difference? Blessed doesn’t even begin to describe this feeling. So naturally, we couldn’t let today pass without acknowledging your […]
ETFO book reviewer, Heather Beveridge reviewed Defying Gay Gravity for the Summer Ed. of ETFO’s VOICE magazine. Click here for the review!
Currenlty, we’re gearing up for the exciting opportunity to host a writing workshop with students in Grades 7 to 12. Author, Greg Kentris, has the honour of delivering a closing key note address to staff and students out in the Halton District School Board later this month in the hopes of inspiring the youth of […]