Lula Ramires

My name is Lula Ramires, Im an activist with a GLBT group in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We have been providing teacher training on Sexual Diversity at School since 2001. Personally I took my M.A. in Education (sociology of education) dealing with gender, sexuality and sexual diversity among male gay students in High School, utilizing the concepts of Gender Habitus (Bourdieu) and School Experience (Dubet). We conduct a 10-meeting training course where we believe lengthy contact with the topics help teachers to re-think their ideas, beliefs, attitudes and teaching practices towards GLBT students and gender&sexuality in general. We have also prepared a guide containing texts and suggestions on how to deal with homophobial in educational environment. Our training project is funded by "Brazil Without Homophobia", which is a public policy adopted by the Federal Government in Brazil.