Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans (LGBT)

Latest Discussions

  • Hi all, Please join us at the 2021 TESOL LGBT PLN Networking Event. We are also calling for nomination ...

  • Hi, all! We have another opportunity to get involved with TESOL 2021. Below is some information! If you ...

  • EVO sessions Jan. 11 - Feb. 14, 2021  Registration: Jan. 3 - 10, 2021 Celebrate EVO's 20th Anniversary ...

  • My name is David Housel.  I am a doctoral candidate in Instructional Leadership at Hunter College (CUNY), ...

  • Good news, folks! Ethan Trinh has helped secure a session for us to co-present with some other Interest ...

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Friends (ILGBTQF) 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.

MAIN CONTACTS

Chair: @"Ethan" Tinh Trinh
Past Chair: @Kristopher Geda
Community Manager: @Sarah Hercula and @Peter Kolenich


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