Did Your Textbooks Tell You That
The Following Historical Figures
Were Lesbian, Bisexual or Gay?

Did Your Books Tell You How Their
Sexual Orientation May Have Affected
Their Lives and Achievements?
Did They Mention Them At All?

Alvin Ailey, Edward Albee, Alexander the Great, Horatio Alger
James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Willa Cather, Queen Christina of Sweden
Colette, Noel Coward, Leonardo da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot
E. M. Forster, Michel Foucault, Margaret Fuller, Allen Ginsburg, Hadrian
Henry III, J. Edgar Hoover, Langston Hughes, King James 1, Frida Kahlo,
Frederico Garcia Lorca, Michelangelo, Yukio Mishima, Montezuma II,
Martina Navratilova, Plato, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Bayard Rustin, Sappho, Bessie Smith, Socrates, Gertrude Stein,
Tchaikovsky, Alan Turing, Gore Vidal, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams

Project 21
This national curriculum and advocacy program works at the state level to ensure the inclusions of accurate lesbian/gay/bisexual content in textbooks and curricula from kindergarten through graduate school. Project 21 is guided by the empirical realities
(1) sexually questioning youth experience far disproportionate levels of depression, academic failure and suicide when they have no access to accurate and affirming information about themselves
(2) all children will internalize the social codes of bigotry unless they are taught otherwise, and those that are told the very basics about sexual diversity as part of an age-appropriate health education curriculum are far less likely to hate and discri
Project 21 has successfully lobbied Holt, Rinehart and Winston to cancel a $7.5 million deal with the Texas Board of Education rather than capitulate to Board demands that the publisher delete fair and accurate references to lesbians and gays from its boo

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