The Fight - To assist California schools in fulfilling the requirements mandated by the state’s Senate Bill 48, also known as the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful) Education Act, Global SchoolNet Foundation and Rainbow Advocacy have launched the OUR PRIDE Video Fest in which students can spark their creativity and depict the often untold historical stories and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community through digital media.
The State of California updated its guidelines in 2012 to include LGBTQ people and people with disabilities in history and social studies lessons. Students from middle school through college can submit short news stories, documentaries, creative fiction, music videos, animation, and public service announcements, following their research on significant LGBTQ+ people, places, and events. Students under 18 are required to collaborate with adult mentors, teachers, and parents. Submissions are due by March 1, 2019.