What Does It Take To Be Truly Inclusive? by Philip McAdoo via NAIS Embracing diversity and inclusion in education requires a pedagogical commitment to difference. This commitment demands that we transcend race and difference to build relationships and view each other as an unlimited resource. We must infuse empathy into how we relate as global … Read more
From Out and Visible, by Philip McAdoo Click here to pre order I am a teacher. I began my career in education in the New York City public school system. As a gay man, I was cautious about how my work with young men could be perceived. My work yielded a basketball mentor program, an … Read more
From Independent Queers, by Philip McAdoo Click here to pre order Richard never had any out teachers. Growing up in a conservative family in northern Florida during the 1990s, he felt very alone. His high school experience was miserable, and he walked around feeling afraid that his parents would disown him if they knew he … Read more
This book is dedicated to the brave student who called me up to say, “Mr. McAdoo, I am like you; I am gay.” In the days following this declaration, we talked about what that meant in the context of his school, and ultimately his struggle with his sexual orientation led him to stay at home … Read more
William remembered exactly where he was when he realized he liked boys. It was a cool winter’s day in first grade, and he was tussling around near the heater with a girl and a boy classmate. “I remember rolling on the floor and I remember distinctly that I liked touching the boy better than I … Read more
Mr. Philip McAdoo has a vast wealth of experience with diversity, both on a personal level (being black and gay) and stemming from his professional career on Broadway. His goal as Pace’s Director of Diversity, in particular, is to help students “see peoples’ differences as powerful, positive assets instead of negative flaws.” Beginning in college, … Read more
Are gay people better at marriage? Not sure, but after almost 11 years of being together, Huffington Post thought we might have something to say about it. I say… same sex=same problems! Enjoy!
November is National Adoption month. We are fortunate to continue to advocate for the rights of children and LGBT families. We are heading back to Washington next week to join our congressman Rep. John Lewis and Voices for Adoption for continued awareness and change. Read More: ABCNews