Out in Schools
Rising against homophobia and violence
Issue area: Social justice, Youth, Education, Arts
Where they work: British Columbia
Out in Schools is a unique outreach initiative that brings queer films to local high schools throughout BC to facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes. They use creativity and the powerful medium of film and video to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and violence, promoting safer and diverse learning environments.
We chose them for:
- realising that 70% of queer students feel their schools are unsafe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and working to change this reality.
- providing an empowering and safe space for youth and educators to take on bullying and build safer schools and communities.
- producing powerful and change-making Canadian cinema made for, and by, young people. Out in Schools is a BC-based educational program that has reached more than 30,000.