Video coming in July 2021, check out our other module videos here.
Explore reliable sources for LGBTQ sex education
Learn about sexual health information and birth control
Learn some ways LGBTQ+ people and couples can become parents.
The video will explain:
LGBTQ+ have a right to inclusive, culturally relevant, and up-to-date sex education
Information about accessing healthcare for sexual health.
Information about Activities 1,2, and 3 in facilitator’s guide.
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Safer sex.
How LGBTQ+ people and couples can become parents.
Computer and Speakers
Flip chart paper and markers
Module 6 “LGBTQ Sex Ed 101” Video
Module 6 “LGBTQ Sex Ed 101” Facilitator’s guide
New Mexico DOH Confidential Sexual Health Brochure (English & Spanish) PDF
In Case You’re Curious (ICYC) Instagram Page:instagram.com/incaseyourecurious/
Planned Parenthood Online Learning: plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens
Candy or prize for ICYC Scavenger Hunt
Welcome Note to GSA Advisor
Whether it is working with youth or adults, the Responsible Sex Education Institute has a variety of programming options that meet our communities’ needs. Our trained sex education experts are skilled at facilitating groups in a variety of settings such as schools, community organizations, and churches. Our programs align with national and state sexual health standards and laws. A leader in the sex education field, the Institute ensures its programs empower participants with the knowledge and skills to make responsible decisions with regard to their sexual health. Visit our website for more information about our menu of lessons and to schedule programming: https://responsiblesexedinstitute.org/want-us-teach/
For information on confidential sexual health services for youth in New Mexico, please refer to the attached brochure “Your Right to Confidential Sexual Health Services in New Mexico (Questions to ask your Healthcare Provider)”. This resource that was created by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Bernalillo Community Health Council is not legal advice, rather it is a review of current NM law. Someone could take it to their provider to make sure the information is still accurate.
Group Activity 1: Texting ICYC’s BLUE LGBTQ+ Sexual Health Textline
At the Responsible Sex Education Institute, we have a FREE and confidential sexual health textline called “In Case Your Curious (or ICYC)” that anyone can use to get answer to their sexual health questions! While all our lines are inclusive to everyone, we also have a LGBTQ+ sexual health textline that was developed to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth.
All you have to do is text the keyword “BLUE” to 57890. You’ll receive a confirmation text. Now you can text your questions whenever you have them! You will receive a response within 24 hours.
Group Activity 2: ICYC Scavenger Hunt Activity
*Note: If there are folks that don’t have social media, Instagram or a phone that works participants can work in pairs.
Pre-Selected ICYC Questions for Scavenger Hunt
Group Activity 3: Accessing inclusive sexual health information & mini birth control talk
Group Activity 4: How do LGBTQ+ people and couples become parents?
If participants have questions about how queer people can have babies, open a web browser and go to the following website and view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qczJ7qSczcQ&feature=emb_title
Discussion questions that can be used to process video:
For more information and resources about reproduction and the stages of pregnancy, visit: https://amaze.org/video/sexual-orientation-how-do-lbtq-couples-become-parents/
Once youth have finished watching module 6 “LGBTQ+ Sex Ed 101, return to your table or meeting area to debrief. Here are some questions to consider:
School-based health centers, nurse, family medical provider, counselor, teacher
In Case You’re Curious (ICYC), Planned Parenthood.org/learn, Amaze.org
Facilitator’s discussion guide & resources (links, videos, access more info…)
When you’re done, each person can take our survey: https://tinyurl.com/mw9m6bd7 If you take the survey, your club will be entered to win a prize! We plan to create more modules, so let us know what you want to learn about.
SQUINCH is a digital curriculum for GSA clubs (Gender and Sexuality Alliance/Gay Straight Alliance) to learn healthy relationship skills. Each module contains a video, facilitator’s guide and transcript. SQUINCH stands for Sharing Queer Understanding, Inclusion, Nonviolent Communication, and Health! SQUINCH is a project of the Health Equity Alliance for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans (HEAL Plus NM).
Each learning module can be a standalone discussion or activity for the club, and we encourage GSA student leaders to choose and lead the modules that most interest them.
GSA student leaders are encouraged to read the facilitator’s guide, play the video for the club, and host a discussion on each module. The facilitator’s guide has resources, additional discussion questions, and tips. Find the facilitator guides here: https://healplusnm.org/squinch
The video portion of the module includes information, activities, discussion prompts, and quizzes. Modules can be accessed in any order and any amount. We do encourage starting with Module 1: Welcome & Group Agreements.
Each video has high quality closed captioning and transcripts.
Here is the SQUINCH playlist in order:
If you are looking for information about starting or supporting a GSA, contact New Mexico GSA Network. https://themountaincenter.org/programs/nmgsa/
We warmly appreciate the GSA youth advisors for providing feedback and direction for the development of this curriculum.