Intros, intros, intros

Finally.

pierceingsanderictions

Dear Pierce,

I love your kids’ questions! And their theatric poses on camera. Our own intro activities in the Diliman class involved colorful cartolina, some So Big crayons, and a bit of drawing.

Give me an L... Give me an L… give me a G…

In small groups, the kids listed words (positive, negative, or neutral) commonly associated with “lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual”, “transgender”, “queer”, and “heterosexual”. I also asked them to draw an image to symbolise their group.

Gay men: Creative, batak, gym bunny, paminta, pa-girl, makulay, maharot, fabulous. Gay men: Creative, batak, gym bunny, paminta, pa-girl, makulay, maharot, fabulous.

One of my favorites was the symbol by the Gay group: Two swords and shield, with a butterfly motif. As the kids said, batak and fabulous.

Partner intros! Name & course, preferred pronouns (in English), and an interesting LGBT-related anecdote/factoid. Partner intros! Name & course, preferred pronouns (in English), and an interesting LGBT-related anecdote/factoid.

Instead of self-introductions, I asked them to pair off and get to know each other. Then each one introduced their partner to the class, by telling everyone…

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