Chris is a teacher, speaker and spiritual life coach based in Los Angeles, California. Tompkins’ advocacy work takes him to conferences and classrooms nationwide with a mission to help prevent homophobia and bullying before they begin. He currently serves on the Los Angeles PFLAG Speaker’s Bureau and is part of Los Angeles’ Youth Advocacy Coalition. For more information, visit or find him on Twitter and Instagram: @aroadtriptolove.

Articles by Chris

Why Heteronormativity Is Harmful

The argument is not whether being LGBT is a choice. The argument is around the choice made by adults—including educators—whether or not to unconditionally support a child.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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