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Unity Club

Kenston’s Unity Club, formerly known as Diversity Club, meets during Wednesday homerooms in Mrs. Joyce’s room A118. Our goal is to foster understanding and growth to better our community for everyone in it. We encourage diversity and welcome members of every kind, new and old.

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LGBT History Month

Though this is late, it is still important.

“LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history.”

George Chauncey
Samuel Knight Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department, Yale University

First suggested by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson in 1994, the United States declared October as LGBT History Month, with National Coming Out Day observed on October 11. As with anything, it is important to be educated on LGBT history so that the same mistakes are not made twice and the strides made over the years are not taken for granted. It is especially important, however, to share this history with students so that the youth of America understand that we’re here, we’re human, and we can be just as important members of our communities as anyone else. Non-LGBT students will be more likely to accept their LGBT peers, and the latter will be shown that they are important and have the same opportunities in life as anyone else. It provides role models and builds community.

If you want to learn more, read the articles linked below.

Celebrate LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month: The 1950s and the Roots of LGBT Politics

Timeline of LGBT History

LGBT Rights Milestones Fast Facts

18 Historic Moments in the Fight For LGBTQ Equality

The Five Important LGBT Moments in History They Don’t Teach You at School

20 Moments in LGBT History That You May Have Missed

Key Moments in LGBT Rights History

The Top 20 Most Important LGBT Figures in History

 

The website for LGBT History Month has recognized a list of 31 icons every October since 2006, with 341 people listed as of 2017.

Student Rights

Just as it’s important to know your inalienable human rights, it is important to know your rights as a student. Far too often schools and administrators will violate their students’ rights — particularly their First Amendment rights — whether they realize it or not. Kenston has a generally accepting community but can have it’s issues… Continue Reading

Human Rights

Since some (many) people tend to forget, these are our 30 universal, inalienable human rights: 1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. 2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences. 3.… Continue Reading

Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with National Suicide Prevention Week from September 10 to 16 and National Suicide Prevention Day having been on September 10. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United Utates, but the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Each day there are approximately over 3,470 suicide… Continue Reading

What is Unity Club?

You may have heard of Kenston’s Diversity Club, founded last school year by former seniors (now Kenston Alumni) Madison Thomas, Jack Formica, and Libby Sparks. Near the end of the 2016-2017 school year it was re-branded as Unity Club in order to better describe what the club represents. If you did hear about the club… Continue Reading

Unity Club

Kenston’s Unity Club, formerly known as Diversity Club, meets during Wednesday homerooms in Mrs. Joyce’s room A118. Our goal is to foster understanding and growth to better our community for everyone in it. We encourage diversity and welcome members of every kind, new and old. Continue Reading