Oasis

News - December 1995

Teachers network launches web site

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network (GLSTN) launched phase one of its worldwide web site recently. The pages (found http://www.glstn.org/freedom/) offer resources to educators, students, parents, and community activists on how to create change in their schools.

"We call it the 'toolbox' because that's how we see it -- as tools for change," said Kevin Jennings, GLSTN's Executive Director.

Jennings added that current materials focus on GLSTN programming such as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual History Month, and consist of numerous text articles on issues as diverse as gay history materials and advice on how to come out in class, as well as general materials on GLSTN as an organization.

Phase two will launch resources produced by other organizations, and phase three will add graphics, including video and audio resources.

"We see this as an on-line library of sorts, which people can visit periodically to see what new books we've added, as it were," Jennings said. "It's not fabulous in terms of graphics -- but we thought content was more important than 'look,' so we put our efforts in that direction."

Anyone interested in assisting GLSTN with its web site or similar work should send a message to that effect to GLSTNJohn@aol.com.


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