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Published On: Thu, Jul 23rd, 2015

Battle over LGBT sex education in public schools rages on, GLAAD speaks out

In the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling which legalized gay marriage across the country, activists are working to get more and more homosexual themes into sex education for students.

The topic of a new HuffPo article included quotes from Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) executive director Janson Wu who called for same-sex education in schools.

“One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex.”

Wu explained the problem that any gay-marriage opponent has: “Even something as simple as two men holding hands creates discomfort for 47 percent of Americans, as a recent poll has shown. And clearly, sex is what horrifies our most adamant opponents the most.”

He went on to decry “schools refusing even to allow GSAs (gay-straight alliances) because of the belief that such clubs promote discussions about sex.”

According to Wu, the LGBTers just need to keep on pushing.

“The idea of LGBTQ-inclusive sex education, so vital to healthy behavior by youth, is still a pipe dream (although one that we should begin aiming for now).”

 photo  Julyo based on work by Gilbert Baker, 1979 via wikimedia commons

photo Julyo based on work by Gilbert Baker, 1979 via wikimedia commons

 

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