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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans (LGBT) Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a global community of English language education professionals who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or "Friends." We are practitioners and academics, producers and consumers of educational research, 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. Our work manifests TESOL International Association’s commitment to non-discrimination and aligns with its core values. It fulfills TESOL’s mission of advancing the quality of English language teaching in a number of ways, including advancing the availability of knowledge about the experiences of LGBTQ educators and students through research; developing resources and tools to enable TESOL members to engage in advocacy for LGBTQ educators and learners; incorporating relevant research into TESOL professional training and teaching materials; and providing a positive member experience for TESOL members regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

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CoChairs: @James Coda and @Jillian Hakemian
CoChairs Elect: @Kelly Metz-Matthews and @Ricardo Valle
Community Managers:
@Kelly Metz-Matthews and @Ricardo Valle​​

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  • International Gender and Language Association Conference Details Announced

    Hello TESOL LGBTQ Family: 

    In case it is of interest to any of you, the 12th biennial conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA12) will be held in-person and online at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), from the 4th to 6th of July, 2023.

    The conference theme is Gender, Language, and Sustainable Organizations. With this theme, the organizers aim to highlight both the many ways in which organizations provide an important context for language, gender and sexuality scholarship, and the potential that language, gender and sexuality scholarship has to help shape holistically sustainable organizations.

    The Call for Papers is now available and the deadline for submissions is the 10th of January, 2023. 

    More information will be posted to the conference website soon.

    In solidarity,

    Kelly Metz-Matthews