Sticks and Stones

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Children in families who follow nontraditional gender roles are often the target of put-downs by their peers. In this documentary, young Canadian children, ages 5 to 12, discuss the problems they face and make it very clear that educators, parents, and other children need to act positively to make schools safe and welcoming places. As the Canadian Human Rights Commission indicates, "The effect of homophobia can be devastating." While this video shows the effects of homophobia, it also illustrates the loving and caring families that support these children. The program won the Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations Award in 2002 and the 2003 Bronze Plaque Award at the International Film and Video Festival.