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Teaching Toddlers About Gay Pride & Relationship Diversity

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Psychology professor Gayle Pitman's children’s book This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, helps parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids.  The appended reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history. It won the American Library Association's 2015 Stonewall Award and the International Reading Association's Notable Books for a Global Society Award. In this interview with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen, Pitman reads This Day in June -- all 63 words! -- and talks about the differences between writing for academics and for toddlers. Pitman, who teaches the psychology of sexual orientation and other subjects at Sacramento City College, says she finds today’s queer college students largely ignorant ofLGBT history and is doing what she can to fix that. 7pm Thursday, June 11, 2015. (First broadcast 6/26/14)

This Day in June is published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association.