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Should Children Learn About Gender Identity And Sexual Orientation In School?
Children should learn about gender identity and sexual orientation in school.
Learning about LGBTQ+ identities could help children discover their own identities and better understand themselves.
Understanding gender diversity would break down stereotypes and reduce sexism.
This should be taught in school because it would reduce a lot of
people have about the LGBT+ community.
Learning about gender identity and sexual orientation in health classes in school could promote a more accepting environment and reduce bullying.
Developing a curriculum for this also means that teachers get to learn things that they might not otherwise have considered, which can make them more effective and compassionate as educators.
Some families, due to their cultural or religious backgrounds, may be against it.
Teachers may not have the knowledge to convey the information, doing more harm than good.
This relies on the teaching being compassionate and unbiased; teachers with personal or political biases could end up causing more harm than good.
Children should learn about gender identity and sexual orientation from their families rather than in class.
Gender identity and sexual orientation are not essential life skills. There is no reason why public institutions should be instructing students on topics that aren't essential to leading a successful life.
It's a complicated topic, and children might not understand.
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