California English Journal


June 2011 Contents

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the classroom

How One Gay-Straight Alliance was Founded and the Impact It Has Had on Students, School Personnel and the District
by Twanna Jordan

Navigating David Leavitt's "Territory": Exploring LGBT Experience in a Freshman College Class
by R. Dale Smith

Allowing a Student's Story to Teach a Teacher
by Cheryl Hogue Smith

How a Teacher's Coming Out Changes Everything
by Andrea Fazel

It's Sometimes Okay
by Kiara Damian

Lesson Notes to Accompany "It's Sometimes Okay"
by Paulina Martinez

Student work from Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego: "Legacy," a short story, and "Analyzing a Simple Sentence," a poem
by Cory Saul

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Guest Editor Phil Bowles

Understanding the Law

Call for Manuscripts

On-Line Resources

First Annual Summer Book Fair

Action Items for Teachers

"It Can't Be Done!" by Robin Lilly

Book Review: Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School by C.J. Pascoe, reviewed by Kimberlee Kruesi

June 2011

Cover of the June 2011 issue of California English

Artist of this Issue:
Kate Hovey

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