Simply 9 brilliant responses to parents complaining about LGBT lessons in schools
Some parents have been withdrawing their children from lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, and they have been defended by the so-called leader of the House of Commons, Tory MP Andrea Leadsom.
Now a Labour MP has urged Theresa May to “condemn bigots that don’t want LGBT people to be heard in schools” including, presumably, Andrea Leadsom.
Labour's Lloyd Russell-Moyle urges PM to "condemn bigots that don't want LGBT people to be heard in schools", saying he grew up "in fear of being LGBT"#PMQs updates: https://t.co/g4OVIZWCgr
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— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 20, 2019
Here are simply 9 brilliant responses to the row, which shows no sign of going away just yet.
Regarding LGBT issues being discussed in schools. When I was at school it seemed there were no gay pupils at all. Now I look back, of course there were, they just didn’t feel able to be themselves. I feel sad that they had to hide, and stupid that I didn’t know. So teach away pls
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) March 20, 2019
My mother says she knew I was gay when I was 5. I knew when I was 12.
People don’t just turn gay in adulthood. They feel different and often know they’re LGBT at school.
They deserve to know they’re not alone, that they’re ok. If you say nothing, you harm them.
— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) March 19, 2019
I would love my sons to be taught about LGBT issues in schools so they don’t grow up to become the sort of narrow minded pricks that don’t want LGBT issues taught in schools.
— Romesh Ranganathan (@RomeshRanga) March 21, 2019
When I look back at school days, I can think of so many kids who were gay and teased relentlessly. Imagine objecting to teaching those kids, their peers and bullies, that they are fine, and normal, and the same. Why deprive them of that, and by extension, of a decent childhood?
— Sali Hughes (@salihughes) March 20, 2019
If you aren’t prepared to have LGBT kids don’t have kids. The end
— marcus (@marcusjdl) March 20, 2019
If every school in Britain stopped mentioning that gay people exist, you would have no fewer gay people. What you would have is more scared, vulnerable gay people, failed by the education system we are all meant to rely on.https://t.co/6rI5KhN7TX
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) March 19, 2019
Homophobic parents are right to be worried about their children turning gay after lessons about LGBT awareness. I lived as a Tudor wench for 2 years following a history class.
— Paul Coleman (@PColemanchester) March 20, 2019
I understand where the parents protesting LGBT+ inclusion are coming from, in year 6 after a project on the Tudors I was Catherine of Aragon for at least two terms.
— Suzi Ruffell (@suziruffell) March 21, 2019
List of things I was exposed to at school and didn’t turn into:
1) oxbow lakes
2) The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
3) magnesium dioxide
4) Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
List of things I wasn’t exposed to at school but became anyway:
— Charlie (@charlwynmcr) March 20, 2019