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About the Film
Narrated by Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Teach Your Children Well brings to the screen first-hand accounts by parents, teachers and LGBT young people of the day-to-day struggle to live and learn in a society where homophobic attitudes still prevail. The film is a call to action for all concerned people of conscience to help eradicate this unenlightened state of mind.
It is our intention that the message of this film expands beyond theaters and film festivals, reaching into the areas where these misguided behaviors take place: our schools, churches, homes and neighborhoods. We all can make a difference.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” It is up to each of us to be that change.
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Praise for the Film
“Homophobia and all forms of hate must be addressed on school campuses.
This film will empower school counselors and other educators to become
stronger advocates for gay and gender non-confirming children.”
- Stephen Salva, 2011-2012 President,
California Association of School Counselors
“This effective and heart-wrenching film is exactly what school
counselors and other educators need to see. Schools should provide a safe,
welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and the film will start
needed dialogue to help make that happen.”
- Brian Law, 2010-2011 President,
American School Counselor Association
“This video is a must see for anyone wanting to educate themselves about
issues relating to LGBT students and how they can be an ally.”
- Brittany Ford, 2011-2012 President,
Kentucky School Counselor Association
“Teach Your Children Well shines a spotlight on an important topic--
the bullying of LGBTQ youth, and serves as the striking point for an
important conversation about how society will respond to protect these youth.”
- James Gilliam, Deputy Director,
ACLU of Southern California