UK To Bring ‘Gay Lessons’ To Classrooms To Promote LGBT History Month

Photo: Blackcatuk (CC)

Photo: Blackcatuk (CC)

The Telegraph reports:

Children are to be taught about homosexuality in maths, geography and science lessons as part of a Government-backed drive to “celebrate the gay community”.

Lesson plans have been drawn up for pupils as young as four, in a scheme funded with a £35,000 grant from an education quango, the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of “LGBT History Month” – an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues.

The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether or not to make use of them.

But critics last night called the initiative a poor use of public money which could distract from the teaching of “core” subjects.

Among the suggestions are:

  • Maths – teaching statistics through census findings about the number of homosexuals in the population, and using gay characters in scenarios for maths problems;
  • Design and technology – encouraging pupils to make symbols linked to the gay rights movement;
  • Science – studying animal species where the male takes a leading role in raising young, such as emperor penguins and sea horses, and staging class discussions on different family structures, including same-sex parents;
  • Geography – examining the transformation of San Francisco’s Castro district in the 1960s from a working-class Irish area to the world’s first “gay neighbourhood”, and considering why homosexuals move from the countryside to cities;
  • Languages – using gay characters in role play scenarios, and teaching “LGBT vocabulary”.

The lesson plans, written by teachers and backed by the Department for Education, will be available for schools to download from the Schools Out website…

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  • Kim

    In England? How are they going to make that work along with their “jail everyone who critizes islam” policy?

    • Synapse

      The same way they always do. Blatantly ignore all the things about Islam that are totally counter to their agenda and support them ironically while pretending Muslims support all the things they do.

  • Kim

    In England? How are they going to make that work along with their “jail everyone who critizes islam” policy?

  • Synapse

    The same way they always do. Blatantly ignore all the things about Islam that are totally counter to their agenda and support them ironically while pretending Muslims support all the things they do.

  • 5by5

    So what they’re saying is they’re going to have theater and band/choir classes?

    As both a dramaturge and a fabulous lesbian, I’m allowed to make that joke.

    Seriously, of course they’re going to teach about gay culture during LGBT Month, just as you would Black HIstory Month. So in math you can do things like teach about Alan Turing, and how he helped Britain win WWII, and then be sure to mention that he was tortured after the war by a bunch of ignorant homophobes for his trouble. No good deed goes unpunished!

    And yes, in science you can talk about how homoesexuality IS natural, appearing in some 300 species throughout the Earth.

    And of course in language class, you can teach straights about subtext, but I would counsel against it, because then that would take away all our fun at having a secret language that flys right over straight people’s heads. Until they fully include us, I see no reason to include them in the joke.

  • 5by5

    So what they’re saying is they’re going to have theater and band/choir classes?

    As both a dramaturge and a fabulous lesbian, I’m allowed to make that joke.

    Seriously, of course they’re going to teach about gay culture during LGBT Month, just as you would Black HIstory Month. So in math you can do things like teach about Alan Turing, and how he helped Britain win WWII, and then be sure to mention that he was tortured after the war by a bunch of ignorant homophobes for his trouble. No good deed goes unpunished!

    And yes, in science you can talk about how homoesexuality IS natural, appearing in some 300 species throughout the Earth.

    And of course in language class, you can teach straights about subtext, but I would counsel against it, because then that would take away all our fun at having a secret language that flys right over straight people’s heads. Until they fully include us, I see no reason to include them in the joke.

  • EAGD

    mmm… that’s hot.

  • EAGD

    mmm… that’s hot.

  • Ironaddict06

    Another Drama to add to the western world. I actually want to see the U.S., England and other Western countries get flooded with muslims. Then I want to see
    Muslims VS. LGBT
    Lets get ready to Rumble.

  • Ironaddict06

    Another Drama to add to the western world. I actually want to see the U.S., England and other Western countries get flooded with muslims. Then I want to see
    Muslims VS. LGBT
    Lets get ready to Rumble.

  • David Frost

    My future kids are going to private school.

  • David Frost

    My future kids are going to private school.

  • Rich

    i can’t believe they are gonna teach about this, think i am gonna have to homeschool my children.

  • Rich

    i can’t believe they are gonna teach about this, think i am gonna have to homeschool my children.