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UC Berkeley Course Encourages Students to Share Stories of ‘Queer Experiences' With Middle Schoolers


Added 09-12-19 10:38:01am EST - “"in hopes of motivating out or closeted youth to pursue college education with the assurance of a better future"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “UC Berkeley Course Encourages Students to Share Stories of 'Queer Experiences' With Middle Schoolers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“in hopes of motivating out or closeted youth to pursue college education with the assurance of a better future”

Isn’t middle school a little early for this? Don’t kids this age have enough to deal with?

Berkeley ‘Bear Closet’ course: Students share ‘queer’ experiences with middle schoolers for credit

A University of California, Berkeley course starting September 19 will offer students the chance to share “queer-related stories” with local middle and high school students to encourage students who have not revealed their sexuality to pursue higher education.

Dubbed “Bear Closet,” the course “welcomes all students, whether LGBTQ, an ally, or just interested in learning.” The course, taught by a student but faculty-approved, is seeking enrollees who are looking for “sharing queer-related stories/experiences…at middle and high school classrooms, in hopes of motivating out or closeted youth to pursue college education with the assurance of a better future.”

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