Conservatory of Music
As music educators we can model proactive advocacy among community members to prevent individuals' reactive violence in response to intolerance for differences. We can offer music-learning tables as safe spaces in which community members openly and collaboratively learn to know each other as individuals with diverse identities and interests. As messmates around the table, we can identify ways that researching, questioning, and being musical together can eradicate fears and the damaging effects of homophobia.
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Reynolds, Alison, and Talbot, Brent. "Extending Invitations, Becoming Messmates." PMEA News 81.3 (2016): 26-29.