For the last 18 years, Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (T.E.A.C.H.) has been, well, educating and confronting homophobia in any way that we can.
A program of Planned Parenthood Toronto, T.E.A.C.H. provides peer-led anti-homophobia workshops in schools and community settings across the City of Toronto. What does that mean? It means that amazing volunteer Peer Facilitators between the ages of 16 and 23 take part in a training program that prepares them to facilitate workshops with other young people. In workshops we debunk myths about sexual orientation and gender identity and make people aware of just how much homophobia can hurt. We have discussions, share our own experiences of homophobia and transphobia, and answer questions. Every year we facilitate over 160 workshops and speak to over 4000 people. We’re pretty busy!
As fantastic as we are, we’re only one group. We can’t be in every city or town, every school, community centre, group home, college, etc.
Maybe we can’t even be where you are.
That’s why we’ve decided to blog! We’ll be sharing articles, videos, and any other awesomeness that crosses our path. You’ll hear from T.E.A.C.H. Peer Facilitators and get to read their stories. We want to hear from you as well! Ask us questions, share your experiences, tell us what you think. We want to get to know you, wherever you are!
Welcome to T.E.A.C.H.!