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Out In Schools Opens Hearts & Changes Minds.

Out In Schools is BC's award-winning education program that uses film and video with facilitated group discussion to engage students on issues of homophobia, transphobia and bullying.

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What We Do

Out In Schools is an award-winning program that brings films into classrooms to inspire youth to step into the challenges and the triumphs of LGBT2Q+ communities. We engage youth through film in the promotion of safe and inclusive learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying.

Out In Schools has reached more than 100,000 youth since we started visiting schools in 2004. We’ve brought queer film and transformative discussion to 51 of BC’s 60 school districts in that time and, together, we’re on track to reach them all by the end of 2019! Out In Schools also works closely with governments, school districts, professionals, associations and corporations to ensure that everyone has access to our dynamic presentations.

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What We Do

You helped me talk about being queer at school.

Jada, Student

Thank you.

Jesse, Student

The first video helped me understand what a trans person might have to go through. It was very moving.

Grade 10 Student
Why it Matters

Why it Matters

A recent study by the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) researched the impact of Out In Schools presentations in schools covered by the BC Adolescent Health Survey between 2004 and 2014. Their research found that following even a single Out In Schools presentation girls were less likely to experience discrimination and the odds of boys being bullied was reduced by nearly half.

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Submit Your Film!

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We are always on the lookout for new independent film to share in our presentations. In particular, we are looking for films that speak to queer themes and issues and are appropriate for ages 13-18. We are committed to paying filmmakers for educational use of their work.