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'Tolerance is not enough'

Speak Truth to Power, a collaboration between Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights supported by the union, illuminates students’ and teachers’ roles in fighting human rights abuses and offers educational experiences and online tools...

LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Dinner

The UFT’s first LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Dinner drew more than 300 people to union headquarters and raised nearly $21,000 for the Daniel Dromm Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating seniors from New York City public schools to honor...

Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch 2019

The UFT Pride Committee celebrated its second annual Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch on June 1 to honor LGBTQ advocates, including student activists, at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

Queens and Brooklyn Pride marches

In a landmark year for the LGBTQ community, UFT members and their families marched in Queens on June 2, and in Brooklyn on June 8, to celebrate Pride Month. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, where the patrons of...

Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch

The second annual Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on June 1 kicked off Pride Month, honored members of the LGBTQ community past and present and honored five high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships for being...

Brooklyn Pride Parade 2019

UFT members and their families marched in Brooklyn on June 8 to celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the event that launched the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

Creating schools that welcome LGBTQ kids

There is a lot that educators can do to make the school environment more welcoming for these students — and a more inclusive environment for all students and staff.

Making space for differences

What started two years ago as a club for LGBTQ students at IS 187 in Borough Park, Brooklyn, has quickly evolved into a group devoted to self-awareness and social advocacy that promotes tolerance and acceptance of difference.

LGBTQ Pride March 2018

UFT members and staff joined the annual Pride March on June 24 to show their support for LGBTQ equality.

Mural gives students ‘voice’

There’s a new mural outside 751M in the East Village that staff members say captures the diversity, individuality and love of the nearly 60 students who created it.