I am trying to create a teacher resource based on an Art workshop I am doing at a LGBT center in Syracuse. The theme of the workshop is "Searching Self-Image." We have had discussions on how we might present different self-images to different people, and have talked about "how do you want people to see you, how do you see your self, and how might other's see you?" Most of these kids are not yet "out" to their communities, so we also discuss dual self-images, or School-Self, and Out of School-Self.
Syracuse has been plagued with hate crimes against gay students in the past couple of years, and many High Schools do not have LGBT services, so this curriculum will provide a nice way to help teachers foster much needed discussions, and awareness in their classrooms.
Here is what I am looking for: Any relevant ideas, or prompts in the English, Literary, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Music, etc that surround the idea of "Searching Self Identity." Could be books, movies, song lyrics, articles...anything you find would be actually relevant to link this discussion.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as there are many experts on this site!