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LGBT Campaign Group Sparks Angry Reactions For Saying That Subjects About LGBT People Should Be Introduced In Schools

Date December 4, 2019 11:21

LGBT acceptance is a matter that's becoming increasingly necessary. According to AdCouncil, up to 55% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people have reported that they are being victimized or discriminated against due to their orientation.

In a bid to prevent these types of situations, there have been campaign groups set up to educate and enlighten people on LGBTQ matters. Their goal is to raise awareness about the dangers and unfairness of discriminating against LGBT people and encourage acceptance, tolerance, and understanding.

The campaigns attempt to reach the public through a few different means including sharing real-life stories of people who have been victimized or denied employment, services or housing simply based on their orientation.

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LGBT education in schools

According to the LGBT campaign group Stonewall, an LGBT-inclusive education refers to a situation whereby the school curriculum reflects the diversity of the world around the students. It includes teaching children about LGBT people in hopes that it will prevent such matters as LGBT discrimination and bullying.

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These methods, when applied in school, will ensure that LGBT children or kids with LGBT families will see themselves reflected in the things they learn. Thus, encouraging all children to adopt an inclusive attitude.

How it can be incorporated

The LGBT campaign group has now issued some guidance to the school curriculum which involves teaching students about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues from as early as age five.

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The guidance made by Stonewall is expected to kick off in September 2020 and while schools are encouraged to adopt the curriculum, parents have the right to remove their children from certain intimacy lessons but it's compulsory for the kids to learn about the general LGBT relationship.

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The group wants to ensure that teaching about LGBT people should be adopted in school timetables. Therefore, math problems, for example, may incorporate same-sex situations, like "what's the combined diameter of the cake at Jane and Vanessa's wedding?"

Angry reactions from people

Not everyone is on board with this idea as some felt that such topics are unnecessary for young children.

A few people are of the opinion that it's up to parents to choose whether or not to teach their children these matters so it shouldn't be a compulsory class lesson for the kids.

Learning about LGBT in schools has always been a controversial topic. The reasons for these are understandable considering the fact that it encourages unity and acceptance. However, one can see the point of view of parents who feel they need to be given more of a choice. Where do you stand on this argument?

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