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Celebrate out Communites! -- LGBT PLN

  • 1.  Celebrate out Communites! -- LGBT PLN

    Posted 26-08-2021 04:03 PM

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans (LGBT) Professional Learning Network is a global community of English language education professionals who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or "Friends." 

    We are a group of almost 300 practitioners and academics who affirm and respect the diverse sexual and gender identities of English language students, teachers, and teacher trainers by seeking to foster learning environments free of bigotry, prejudice, and violence. 

    This summer, the PLN helped organize the webinar "Revisiting the curriculum that dare not speak its name: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum in TESOL," currently available on TESOL's YouTube channel:

    We always welcome new members! There are several ways to get involved:

    1. Add the LGBT PLN to your TESOL communities at:
    2. Join our Slack workspace:
    3. Come to one of our events at the 2022 international convention in Pittsburgh:
      • Academic session: "Illuminating the T in LGBTQ: Perspectives from the Field"
      • Networking session

    Current PLN Co-Chairs: Carter Winkle ( and Jennifer Mott-Smith (

    Past Chair: Ethan Trinh

    Community Managers: Sarah Hercula ( and Peter Kolenich

    Jennifer Mott-Smith
    Professor & ESOL Coordinator
    Towson University English Dept
    United States