California English

June 2011

Artist of this issue: Kate Hovey

June 2011 California English

Contents

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

Navigating David Leavitt’s “Territory”: Exploring LGBT Experience in a Freshman College Class
R. Dale Smith

Allowing a Student’s Story to Teach a Teacher
Cheryl Hogue Smith

How a Teacher’s Coming Out Changes Everything
Andrea Fazel

It’s Sometimes Okay
Kiara Damian

Lesson Notes to Accompany “It’s Sometimes Okay”
Paulina Martinez

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

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Guest Editor

Understanding the Law

Call for MSS

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

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