This page is an online space for the LGBTQ+ community to share their experiences with the option of anonymity. We hope this will be a place of guidance where students struggling with their sexuality can come to have access to stories they would not have had access to otherwise. We hope that this will be a space where parents with children in the LGBTQ+ community can gain more knowledge about what it is like to be in the community to be as supportive of their children as possible. Finally, we hope this will be a safe space for students so all appropriate stories can be reviewed and published.

Student Narratives

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  • About Student Narratives & Submission Instructions

    This is a place where people of all backgrounds should feel comfortable; as such, your identity never has to be revealed unless you feel comfortable attaching your name to the story. If you do not feel comfortable sharing your story in fear of coming out, a friend can submit it for them and it will be posted anonymously.

    You can send your narrative or your friend’s narrative to Mr. Kohn or Mr. Neddermeyer. Please feel free to email us with questions. We look forward to hearing and sharing your stories.

    This space will eventually further expand into one where faculty, staff, parents, and guardians can also share stories and resources, such as movies and songs relating to the community. Student submissions are just the first step!
     
  • There After All by Lina G.-D.

    “He would wake up in the morning and see the sun coming in the window, and sit up in his bed and think it was gone, and then find it there after all, behind his ears or in his heart” (Doctorow 181).
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Clubs & Organizations
“Gathering in safe spaces around shared identity allows students to engage in conversations about how they can subvert the structures that push them to the margins.” - Teaching Tolerance

Genders & Sexualities Alliance

The Genders & Sexualities Alliance is a club consisting of students across all spectrums of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We exist for LGBTQ+ students and allies alike to find an open, safe space for them to gather in their truths, whether discussing LGBTQ+ media or holding larger conversations on LGBTQ+ issues as they apply to Buckley and the world.

GSA offers a place for students to celebrate both their differences and their similarities, and to become aware of how to better support each other. Externally, we serve to educate the Buckley community through symposia, assemblies, or events and spaces designed to promote LGBTQ+ awareness and solidarity. Our primary concern, however, is serving the wellbeing of Buckley’s LGBTQ+ students and providing them with the needed place to feel welcomed and safe, both at Buckley and beyond.

LAMBDA

Buckley’s LAMBDA Affinity space is for staff, faculty, students, families, and community members to foster a more welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. The group is open to all staff, faculty, students, and families, identifying as part of the LGBTQ community.
Student Quotes
Useful Source Material

Current Events

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Book Recommendations

Looking for LGBTQ+ books to read this summer? Here are some great places to start.

Classic Literature
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (short story)
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (graphic novel)
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (novel)
Maurice by E.M. Forster (novel)
The Price of Salt or Carol by Patricia Highsmith (novel)

Young Adult
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Authors
Becky Albertalli
Rachel Gold
David Levithan
Adam Silvera

Cultural Recommendations

Song & Artist Recommendations
Honey by Kehlani 
Girls like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko 

Film & Television Recommendations 
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