LGBT education

Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools

The governor of Illinois recently signed a bill that will mandate public schools in the state teach LGBT history, beginning next year. The new legislation will require schools to incorporate “a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people” as part of the American history curriculum.

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School Apologizes For Failing To Notify Parents Prior To Reading Transgender Book To K-3 Children

Public school officials in Kittery Point, Maine apologized to parents of students in kindergarten through third grade for failing to notify them before their children were exposed to a book about a transgendered child during a lesson on tolerance and acceptance. A parent of a first-grader at the school called school principal David Foster when her son came home asking questions about sexual identity.

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