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Should LGBTQ+ history be included in state curricula?

As students begin to head back to school for the fall, some will find a new curriculum in their classes. This month, Maryland and Illinois announced new standards that would require lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history be taught in public schools. For example, the Illinois law requires that history classes “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”

Those who support adding LGBTQ+ history to curriculum argue that it has long been absent from the classroom. They believe that students should be taught the history of all groups of people and that failing to do so will have a negative impact on the mental livelihood of students.

Those who oppose teaching LGBTQ+ history in public schools argue that questions of sexuality and morality should be discussed by parents with children, not by teachers. This side fears that having the government involved in this intimate issue will harm family values and the control that parents have in shaping the morals of their children.

What do you think? Should LGBTQ+ history be included in state curricula?

Current Standings:
Yes: 64%
No: 36%
  • Noah from Nevada

    Yes, but not as an individual course. The inclusion of LGBTQ+ should be like all things throughout American history: part of American history. Just like black rights and women’s rights LGBTQ+ rights are apart of America’s history, so why separate them?

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    Yes, but not as an individual course. The inclusion of LGBTQ+ should be like all things throughout American history: part of American history. Just li…

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    • Abby from Missouri

      Yes, because we also learn about black history, women’s rights, etc. so why not LGBTQ+ history>

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    • Alexa from New York

      Kids in middle school are not able to find out about their life. They don’t no what they want to do in the future. Thy not might be happy now, if our kids learn about it now they might want to be part of LGBT+ it would be best to learn about LGBT+

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      Kids in middle school are not able to find out about their life. They don’t no what they want to do in the future. Thy not might be happy now, if our …

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    • Keith from Alabama

      Why separate them? The difference between the LGBTQ+ and black rights and women’s is black rights was a race type of thing and for women’s, it’s a normal gender. In the bible, God said that only MAN and WOMAN could be together. Most people care about about religion rather than this sin.

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      Why separate them? The difference between the LGBTQ+ and black rights and women’s is black rights was a race type of thing and for women’s, it’s a n…

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    • dave from Alabama

      Sorry man but i dont think it should be part of history. Its either you are straight or not.

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    • Eduardo from California

      Personally I believe that you can’t compare black rights and women’s rights to LGBTQ+ rights due to their history being completely different. LGBTQ is also a very controversy topic when discussing about it and what if they people in that class and they don’t want it, are you going to make them stay in their?

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      Personally I believe that you can’t compare black rights and women’s rights to LGBTQ+ rights due to their history being completely different. LGBTQ is…

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  • Yessica from Nevada

    As someone who has studied history in several different states, I think it is very important to learn about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ communities in society. The argument that including this history in the curriculum can confuse kids about their sexuality is like saying that learning black history will confuse kids about their ethnicity. On top of contributions to society, it is important that students realize that the struggles of these marginalized groups are being recognized on a national scale. This allows students to feel more comfortable in a classroom setting, regardless of the fact that they are a part of a minority.

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    As someone who has studied history in several different states, I think it is very important to learn about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ communitie…

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    • Brady from New York

      I think it is necessary to learn about LGBTQ because it is an important part of our country’s society in the past and especially now as people are more open about their orientation

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    • Yessica from Nevada

      The idea that a person can “control” their sexuality is the exact reason why we should be educating our children on LGBTQ+ history. Ignorant parents who believed this sent their kids to conversion camps and scarring them for life. Children should not be taught to be ashamed of their preferences.

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      The idea that a person can “control” their sexuality is the exact reason why we should be educating our children on LGBTQ+ history. Ignorant parents w…

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    • Jada from Florida

      Black history is American history. You trying to compare race and sexual preference are not the same thing at all therefore you can’t even draw comparisons between the two because of the simple fact that you can’t choose your race, but you can choose your sexual preference.

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      Black history is American history. You trying to compare race and sexual preference are not the same thing at all therefore you can’t even draw compar…

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  • Aldo from Nevada

    When we talk about history, we should not let our personal bias interfere with the truth that is history. Whether we like it or not, history is history and does not change to better accommodate the liking of anyone which is why LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curriculum. Just like other movements in the U.S where the oppressed spoke up to get the same basic human rights everyone deserves the LGBTQ+ community is no different. They to have their movements where they stood up and fought for their rights. And this should be in the state curriculum and students should learn about this. Because it is no different from other movements which students do learn about. And no one can deny the history of LGBTQ+ in America.

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    When we talk about history, we should not let our personal bias interfere with the truth that is history. Whether we like it or not, history is histor…

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    • Angel from Nevada

      And your point is?

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  • Ashley from New York

    As a strong LGBTQ+ supporter, I believe it’s important for those who don’t quite understand this subject about this important topic. Most people, specifically younger ones, don’t understand those who are LGBTQ+ and don’t accept them as normal. Teaching kids this topic could help them understand that they’re normal people like everyone else, and it could teach people about a factor of modern culture and history.

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    As a strong LGBTQ+ supporter, I believe it’s important for those who don’t quite understand this subject about this important topic. Most people, spec…

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    • Erin from Colorado

      I completely agree. When people leave it up to parents to teach their kids about issues like this, there is a very high likelihood that the kid could be raised thinking of LGBTQ+ people or other groups as less than human or not worthy of fair treatment. If it were taught in school, people could discuss their views civilly as well, rather than being in an echo-chamber of their own views.

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      I completely agree. When people leave it up to parents to teach their kids about issues like this, there is a very high likelihood that the kid could …

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  • Angel from Nevada

    This topic is a sensitive one, for years the LGBTQ+ community has suffered from society’s ignorance and lack of understanding. The history of the LGBTQ+ community being taught in schools is a good idea for which a student who is afraid of coming out they can relate to the same people who made a change, whether big or small, it would be easier for them to appreciate themselves.

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    This topic is a sensitive one, for years the LGBTQ+ community has suffered from society’s ignorance and lack of understanding. The history of the LG…

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  • Erica from Missouri

    LGBT history is human history. It should not make you uncomfortable or be a “sensitive topic” we should normalize this kind of stuff. We shouldn’t act like gay and lesbian is a curse word. More and more people should recognize that LGBT people are normal people. In history I don’t want to here about another straight white man. I want to here about people like me!

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    LGBT history is human history. It should not make you uncomfortable or be a “sensitive topic” we should normalize this kind of stuff. We shouldn’t ac…

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  • Yovanny from Nevada

    The LGBTQ+ community should be addressed the same way any other group of people who have had a significance in history regardless of whether it was positive or negative. Why withhold information that had a great impact on the development of a nation. It’s understandable to briefly discuss a certain event or group of people in history if their impact was miniscule. Everyone knows that history seems to repeat itself. Well, the LGBTQ+ community is being treated much the same as pre-civil rights African Americans. Hate crimes such as the Stonewall Riot and the Orlando Night Club Shooting mimick hate crimes against African Americans in the pre-civil rights era. We are taught about the pre-civil rights era and the harsh ways people were treated, all the negativity of that part of history is taught to us, so why not teach us about the negative aspects in history surrounding the LGBTQ+ community?

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    The LGBTQ+ community should be addressed the same way any other group of people who have had a significance in history regardless of whether it was po…

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  • Angel from Nevada

    LGBT should be included in state curricula because it is something that has made a major impact on American history. Many things have happened based around the LGBT community such as protests. There are many people in the community who feel left out cause it isn’t seen as normal or it isn’t spoken of often. This is why it should be included in history books/lessons.

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    LGBT should be included in state curricula because it is something that has made a major impact on American history. Many things have happened based a…

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  • Mark from Missouri

    Yes, because most LGBTQ+ people don’t feel included. The “sensitivity of the topic” has nothing to do with the people who actually want to learn about that topic. If a student has a problem with the topic, they can respectfully pay attention until the discussion is over. LGBTQ+ students want to learn about their past, and how the LGBTQ+ society became the way it is today.

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    Yes, because most LGBTQ+ people don’t feel included. The “sensitivity of the topic” has nothing to do with the people who actually want to learn about…

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  • Evan from Missouri

    They make us take health class no one complains about people being uncomfortable then, but now people disagree with the subject and now everyone is uncomfortable. Wake up people if you’re going to complain about one thing make sure you aren’t picking what you want.

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    They make us take health class no one complains about people being uncomfortable then, but now people disagree with the subject and now everyone is un…

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  • Graham from Missouri

    Yes of course, the LGBT+ community is making history and pushing it. As culture changes so does history. When times change so does what needs to be taught in school. It is important to show shifts in culture in school. The world is changing. Many people dont want to have climate change taught but many schools do. So you can pull parallels.

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    Yes of course, the LGBT+ community is making history and pushing it. As culture changes so does history. When times change so does what needs to be ta…

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  • Jenna from New York

    Yes, because many people have LGBTQ+ family and friends, or they are themselves, and I believe everyone should be able to learn their culture”s history. If someone were a different race, and they wanted to learn their races history, would we deny them that chance? No! LGBTQ+ people are people. People who should be treated just the same as regular people, because no one is perfect. We should give them a chance, and include LGBTQ+ history in school curriculum.

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    Yes, because many people have LGBTQ+ family and friends, or they are themselves, and I believe everyone should be able to learn their culture”s histor…

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  • gibbby from Oregon

    yes because they can know what is going on

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  • April from California

    I think they shoud teach it because some students don’t entirely know why some people like the same gender if they turn into the oppsite gender and that’s why people act mean towards them because they don’t have the knowledge of the situations.

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    I think they shoud teach it because some students don’t entirely know why some people like the same gender if they turn into the oppsite gender and th…

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  • Kiarra from California

    Yes, they should include the history of LGBTQ+ events in the school’s curriculum, but not as its own course. They can just have history teachers add a new bullet to the timeline of America, and the world. Since they are a minority, it would be a form of erasure to not cover their struggles and the battles they had to go through just to get their rights. If a group of people had to fight for their right to be considered and treated as a human being, then they should be able to have their history covered in class.

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    Yes, they should include the history of LGBTQ+ events in the school’s curriculum, but not as its own course. They can just have history teachers add a…

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  • Jamie from Delaware

    Kids at a young age should know about LGBTQ+ community because they will encounter people in real life who are apart of the community and not know anything about them and might offend them.

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    Kids at a young age should know about LGBTQ+ community because they will encounter people in real life who are apart of the community and not know any…

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  • Delsin from Oregon

    Yes and no I think that students should be thought that it is OK to be gay lesbian bisexual or anything else. I think that children need to learn to respect people in the LGBTQ. But schools should not make it a huge thing because a lot of people are against it and it can cause a lot of problems. A lot of parents teach there children that they should not accept people in the LGBTQ but that should not be the case.

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    Yes and no I think that students should be thought that it is OK to be gay lesbian bisexual or anything else. I think that children need to learn to r…

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  • Haylee from Oregon

    i Think we should learn about it but as an individual. not everyone like that topic as in doesn’t support it. yes a lot of people in this country are. but some people are more sensitive to this subject.

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    i Think we should learn about it but as an individual. not everyone like that topic as in doesn’t support it. yes a lot of people in this country are….

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  • binko from Colorado

    I think it should, as some of it is important to American history. It’s like, to an extent, teaching the history of women and African Americans and other minorites and their struggle to become equal. Of course it doesn’t have to be like a huge chapter of time, but it’s still our country’s history. It’s no longer taboo to talk about that kind of stuff, so what’s the harm in informing our students more.

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    I think it should, as some of it is important to American history. It’s like, to an extent, teaching the history of women and African Americans and …

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    • Jasiah from California

      In history we look at the accomplishments that come after hardships and being a member of the LGBT community is not an accomplishment its like being in a religion, nobody wants to focus in that area. We look more for the accomplishments of the people, not what group they were a part of.

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      In history we look at the accomplishments that come after hardships and being a member of the LGBT community is not an accomplishment its like being …

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  • Erin from Colorado

    Purposefully leaving out LGBTQ+ history out of history classes is blatantly ignoring the impact the topic has had on the past and how it has evolved into the future. We can learn a lot from the past in order to try and stop the repetition of the past, but without teaching about the intolerance, discrimination, and killing of LGBTQ+ people is putting them into danger yet again. It is also good to recognize achievements of the community.

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    Purposefully leaving out LGBTQ+ history out of history classes is blatantly ignoring the impact the topic has had on the past and how it has evolved i…

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  • Lindsay from Colorado

    yes it should because it is apart of our history and we need to avoid repeating history

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  • Jacob from New York

    Because we should learn to respect other peoples belifs and tell people not to make fun of how other people think or act

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  • Lindsey from New York

    LGBTQ+ history should be taught in schools. LGBTQ+ rights is a large part of history. It should be taught so children can learn at a young age that being LGBTQ+ isn’t a bad thing, and may result in less bulling. This would also help many kids who are part of the LGBTQ+ community feel they are not alone, and valid. Therefore this could help LGBTQ+ youth who didn’t know about there community figure out there identity. It would also help them see if it is safe for them to come out to there school and friends. More schools should teach LGBTQ+ history.

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    LGBTQ+ history should be taught in schools. LGBTQ+ rights is a large part of history. It should be taught so children can learn at a young age that b…

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  • Owen from New York

    Yes. I think because we talk about all minorities except LGBTQ+ communities and in is not all inclusive.

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  • Cassidy from New York

    I believe that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in the state curricula. One of the reasons I think it should be taught is because it’s just as important for kids to learn about LGBTQ+ history as it is for them to learn about the Civil Rights Movement or the Women’s Rights Movement. In the Washington Post article it says, “When students learn about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., for example, they could also learn about the openly gay black activist Bayard Rustin, who advised King on nonviolent protests and organized the 1963 march on Washington.” Bayard Rustin is an important part of history. Another reason I think it should be taught to students is because it is important for people in this community to learn about all of the positive role models who have made such important contributions to history. Another example from Newsweek is that “Astronaut Sally Ride was the first woman in space and the first known lesbian astronaut.” Sally Ride is one of many great role models for LGBTQ+ history that students should learn about.

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    I believe that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in the state curricula. One of the reasons I think it should be taught is because it’s just as importan…

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  • Kennedy from New York

    I think that schools should teach LGBTQ history because we are all equal regardless of who we love, and we should learn about the struggles people went through to become accepted into our society which will make us more accepting and compassionate people.

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    I think that schools should teach LGBTQ history because we are all equal regardless of who we love, and we should learn about the struggles people we…

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  • Molly from New York

    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be added to the curriculum because students need to learn about everything that contributes to life now. For example LGBTQ+ students might feel left out if they are not learning about it and they might want to. Also students who do not learn about might become anti LGBTQ+ later in life?. Overall I think LGBTQ+ history should be added to curriculums all over the world.

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    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be added to the curriculum because students need to learn about everything that contributes to life now. For exampl…

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  • Malachi from Florida

    It should be part of history, but it doesn’t have to be addressed as “LGBT+ History” because it doesn’t really change anything important within the topic.

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  • Donovan from Kentucky

    It is important for kids to learn about LGBTQ+ early on to promote acceptance from a young age. In addition, LGBTQ+ history is important to American history, as it represents a often underrepresented group which went through, and is going through, many struggles to be treated as equal under our country.

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    It is important for kids to learn about LGBTQ+ early on to promote acceptance from a young age. In addition, LGBTQ+ history is important to American …

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  • Callie from Missouri

    I believe that it should be taught due to students needing to know just what it is for one, and needing to be introduced to it. This shouldn’t happen before secondary school though, seeing as students won’t even know about sexuality (or shouldn’t) before then. They should be exposed early on, yes, but not to feel pressured to find their sexuality in primary school. Another reason is that the internet isn’t the most reliable and there’s a LOT of bias. Someone in the community (such as myself) would most likely exaggerate any conflicts to make the opposing side look worse than it is. Same goes for someone who’s against the community. Printing a history book with it wouldn’t be the best option though, instead there should be a website with it.

    I understand that the topic is sensitive, but I genuinely think that students need to learn about this topic, no matter how controversial it may be.

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    I believe that it should be taught due to students needing to know just what it is for one, and needing to be introduced to it. This shouldn’t happen …

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  • Carly from North Carolina

    I believe that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in school. I believe this because in history, we learn about people who have changed our world. We learn about how certain people or events make up how our world is now. I think that people learning to be themselves in society is such an important part of our history, and we should have it in the curriculum so kids of all ages can learn about it. I believe that our society is always growing and changing, and we as a society are getting better with showing acceptance towards others, and having pride of who we are. Why should we not learn about how it all started? Also, and article on fairclassrooms.com, explains that learning about LGBTQ history leads to a decrease in bullying by 15 percent. The people of the past no matter what identified as, or what their sexuality was, have shaped our world today, and I believe that that is something that is worth being taught.

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    I believe that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in school. I believe this because in history, we learn about people who have changed our world. We lear…

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  • Jordan from Virginia

    Yes, I believe every group-no matter the sensitivity of the subject- should be represented in some way, shape, or form in today’s classrooms. Without a clear understanding of today’s social and political climate, and the history that shaped it, we-as Americans- set ourselves to fail by lacking the knowledge to understand different groups and their way of life. If LGBTQ+ history is implemented into our school systems, many students will find the subject as “unorthodox” and strange, however by enlightening individuals on the subject at hand, we as a society will not only help to represent the voiceless but break the social and political barriers that divide us and this country.

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    Yes, I believe every group-no matter the sensitivity of the subject- should be represented in some way, shape, or form in today’s classrooms. Withou…

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  • Kasey from Virginia

    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in school curriculum. Whether you personally support the movement or not, this community has played a major role in recent history and has had an undeniable impact on the United States. I believe that just as any hot button issue today like abortion, gun control, or immigration, LGBTQ+ background should be presented with facts and unbiased historical information, as to not sway students to support a single side. However, shielding students from a controversial topic is doing a disservice to America’s youth. I believe that students should learn that the first same-sex marriage occurred in 2004 and that in 2011, the ban on gay men and lesbian women serving in the military was lifted. The 2015 court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, is an important part of America’s story, ruling the fundamental right to marriages applies to same-sex couples as well. It is not a matter of right versus wrong or our personal beliefs. This subject should be taught in school so that our next generation is educated about the history of their country and the society they participated in.

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    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in school curriculum. Whether you personally support the movement or not, this community has played a m…

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  • Kate from North Carolina

    Yes, I think LGBTQ+ history should be taught in state curricula because rights of LGBTQ+ have been taken away from them for many years. Only recently has same-sex marriage has been allowed. The Community has been discriminated for years and people are still being discriminated against. The rights of the community have been a huge milestone for the U.S. and should be taught. I don’t think it should be learned for a long period of time but definitely to know more about it is always good. Students should know how hard people fought for LGBTQ+ rights was and how some people are still struggling to live normal lives. For instance, in this article “https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/06/04/same-sex-marriage-ruling-undermined-gay-parents/650112002/” it states that in the last three years, parents and kids have faced a brewing backlash that threatens everything from health benefits to a couples ability to adopt simply because they are the same sex. Students should learn the dificulty that people face.

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    Yes, I think LGBTQ+ history should be taught in state curricula because rights of LGBTQ+ have been taken away from them for many years. Only recently …

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  • Jaquelyn from Nevada

    LGBTQ should be taught in history as part of their curricula. The LGBTQ community has already gone through having no rights and has gone through having to put up with a bunch of crap from many people so they decided they wanted rights because they wanted to be able to be themselves and they are now accomplishing that. I don’t necessarily think it’s a big topic that schools should take a long time teaching, but it should definitely be put into our history classes and talked about so that we can see how this has affected many things and people. Society is changing and people should know about it.

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    LGBTQ should be taught in history as part of their curricula. The LGBTQ community has already gone through having no rights and has gone through havin…

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  • Dania from Nevada

    Schools should include a curriculum that includes LGBTQ+ history. During school, this is where most students learn about new aspects about themselves, it’s also a time when students feel like no one understands them. If we add LGBTQ+ history to class, the students can feel like they are heard and that there are others like them who helped shape history. If a student identifies with this community, they’ll feel accepted and will be able to do more. Students grow in places where they feel accepted and cared for, adding this curriculum helps students feel like they matter. This has many more positives than negatives. Learning the history won’t “make someone gay.” If anything, it’ll help students learn compassion for said community and to support the people in it. History isn’t just white straight men. It’s the 21st century and the world is changing. Many people are silenced and by adding this, more and more stories can come into the light. We won’t just learn about the Civil Rights with the blacks. We can learn about Stonewall and how it changed laws, perspectives and the way society functions today.

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    Schools should include a curriculum that includes LGBTQ+ history. During school, this is where most students learn about new aspects about themselves,…

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  • Danny from Nevada

    Yes, i think this theme has been talking for the past of the years, to demonstrate an purpose of what is the message that the people wants to people hear about LGBTQ, so it can be included in the history.

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    Yes, i think this theme has been talking for the past of the years, to demonstrate an purpose of what is the message that the people wants to people h…

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  • Carlos from Nevada

    Yes, I believe that LGBTQ+ should be added or learned in history because of how long the community has come so far and with all that’s been happening we all should accept it.

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  • Jocelyn from Nevada

    yes, students should be taught the history of LGBTQ because not only did event based on the topic happened in the much earlier years but it’s a current topic that still happens today in society. students need to have a learning on how everything began and how it still continues to this day.

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    yes, students should be taught the history of LGBTQ because not only did event based on the topic happened in the much earlier years but it’s a curren…

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  • britney from Nevada

    LGBTQ should be included in history because it is important for children to know the difference between the sexuality types that there are. Later on in life, when they continue to grow they may apply their knowledge to their surroundings. For example, there are children that do not know the difference or may also not know the sexuality’s that there is and they may offend someone without knowing what they did, or said, wrong because they don’t have the knowledge about the LGBTQ community.

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    LGBTQ should be included in history because it is important for children to know the difference between the sexuality types that there are. Later on i…

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  • Emily from Massachusetts

    Definitely. To deliberately eliminate LGBT history from public school curriculum would be discrimination and furthermore, censorship. Some may argue that LGBT history is too sensitive of a topic to teach to children, instead consider this: children are taught about slavery, the horrors of war, disease, genocide, and religion from the day they enter middle school. What difference does it make? Our rapidly evolving society has allowed the LGBT community to be loud and proud, chances are the children who would be learning such material have already been exposed to the community. To exempt LGBT history from any school’s curriculum is therefore a form of discrimination, and completely pointless. The LGBTQ+ community is completely visible to the world, there is no reason that it shouldn’t be taught. After all, history is history. It cannot be changed, so it is extremely important to acknowledge it.

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    Definitely. To deliberately eliminate LGBT history from public school curriculum would be discrimination and furthermore, censorship. Some may argue t…

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  • Brianna from Massachusetts

    LGBTQ+ history should be included into state curricula because it would be pretty informal to people who may not have known the serverity of homophobia and how badly it affected members of the community… Stonewall had a huge impact on many communities and would be educational to see how each were effected by it.

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    LGBTQ+ history should be included into state curricula because it would be pretty informal to people who may not have known the serverity of homophob…

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  • Lauren from Massachusetts

    Yes, LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricula. I think it is important to understand the struggles the people of this community have faced up until today. Many people have questions about this community and teaching this topic to students will do nothing but help students get a better understanding.

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    Yes, LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricula. I think it is important to understand the struggles the people of this community have faced…

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  • Sabrina from Massachusetts

    It’s an important part of history, people should know how long it took the country to come to where it is today. I think that young people need to be well versed in all of America’s history and culture.

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    It’s an important part of history, people should know how long it took the country to come to where it is today. I think that young people need to be …

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  • Jordan from Massachusetts

    Yes because it has been a very contraversial topic over the past decade or so and has changed the lives of many humans for the better. It is an important topic that has been the focus of media for a long time and would be significant to learn about in future years for the kids who were too young to understand the significance of this topic while it has been in the heat of discussion recently.

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    Yes because it has been a very contraversial topic over the past decade or so and has changed the lives of many humans for the better. It is an import…

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  • Alexis from Massachusetts

    I think so because LGBTQ+ it has come a long way so why shouldn’t it be in the state curricula. If the timeline of women’s right’s is included in the curricula then there’s no reason why LGBTQ+ can’t or shouldn’t be included.

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    I think so because LGBTQ+ it has come a long way so why shouldn’t it be in the state curricula. If the timeline of women’s right’s is included in the …

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  • Joe from Massachusetts

    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in schools because they are still an important part of our culture. I feel like its important to learn about how gay marriage became legalized and feel like it would create a more accepting society for years to come. Last year one of the most interesting topics i learned was about civil rights and I feel like this learning about how they overcame society would be really interesting

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    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in schools because they are still an important part of our culture. I feel like its important to learn a…

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  • Elisabeth from Massachusetts

    Yes, I believe LGBTQ history should be included in the state curricula because we study other groups who were disfranchised in history such as African Americans or people with different religious beliefs. Additionally, reforms and different movements regarding the LGBTQ community are prevalent in the news right now, so it would be beneficial to know the history of this group.

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    Yes, I believe LGBTQ history should be included in the state curricula because we study other groups who were disfranchised in history such as Afr…

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  • Agatha from Massachusetts

    Including LGBTQ+ in American history should be mandatory just as black rights and women’s rights have been added to American HIstory. There’s no legitimate reason to exclude them, it would just be homophobic not to. Everyone has the right to know the truth about history.

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    Including LGBTQ+ in American history should be mandatory just as black rights and women’s rights have been added to American HIstory. There’s no leg…

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  • Chloe from Massachusetts

    LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricula because all history should be discussed—not just history that involves the historically most powerful individuals. Also including LGBTQ+ history in classes provides representation for LGBTQ+ students to make them more confident in their identity.

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    LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricula because all history should be discussed—not just history that involves the historically most po…

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  • Jaime from Massachusetts

    I think should be included but not something that we have to directly focus on. It’s good to include all part of history but considering it’s something that’s happening now we don’t need dedicated classes or specific lessons on it

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    I think should be included but not something that we have to directly focus on. It’s good to include all part of history but considering it’s somethin…

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  • Julia from Massachusetts

    yes because I don’t think people truly realize just how much of a struggle it took for the rights that the lgbtq community has now, and some they still don’t have. We learn about the fight of face and gender, why don’t we teach about the rights of LGBTQ as well?

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    yes because I don’t think people truly realize just how much of a struggle it took for the rights that the lgbtq community has now, and some they stil…

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  • abby from Massachusetts

    I think it is important for people to know not only how an individual fought for their equality even though it is not in certain religions, public schools dont discuss religions so it doesn’t change any school rules so there challenges and achievements might as well be discussed .

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    I think it is important for people to know not only how an individual fought for their equality even though it is not in certain religions, public sch…

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  • Princess from Massachusetts

    yes LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricular because in the recent years, teens have joined the community and rights and laws have been passed affiliated with the LGBTQ+ community. Also, it should be an elective because some people are very insensitive to this topic.

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    yes LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curricular because in the recent years, teens have joined the community and rights and laws have been p…

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  • Zoya from Massachusetts

    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in the state curriculum. Just like every other group is able to learn about their history in a school history class, LGBTQ+ people should be able to as well. I also think that doing this will start normalizing talking about the community and could help people who are a part of it in school. It would also help educate people on the prominent historical figures who were/are a part of the community and the prominent events that have led up to important events such as marriage equality. As with most movements—such as the feminist, or civil rights movement—kids are educated about the events leading up to the culmination, or the most important event from the movement; however, with the LGBTQ+ community/movement for equality, the history is not taught in school and most people do not know much about it. It is crucial for this information to be taught in school because, just like any other movement, it broadens one’s point of view and wider understanding of society and the people who live around them.

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    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in the state curriculum. Just like every other group is able to learn about their history in a school h…

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  • Michelle from Massachusetts

    Yes, but I think that it should be given as an elective instead of a mandatory class. There is a rich history for the LGBTQ+ community that deserves to be recognized. Although that is my personal belief, many people would say the opposite. Some parents might not want their child(ren) to be learning about a ‘taboo’ topic because of religious or personal beliefs. Achievements by the LGBTQ+ community should be taught to children who are interested in the insight of a community that has dealt with so many obstacles including hate crimes, rapes, murders and being shunned bu the ones that they love the most.

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    Yes, but I think that it should be given as an elective instead of a mandatory class. There is a rich history for the LGBTQ+ community that deserves t…

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  • Rachel from Massachusetts

    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curriculum as it is something that more people need to be educated on and it can help reduce stigmas and stereotypes that are put on the community. Also, by teaching this concept in school we can assure LGBTQ kids that it is okay to be themselves and make them feel more confident in themselves and their community as a whole. By teaching in school, we could also eliminate prejudice and foster a sense of support for those who are struggling with their identity by illuminating those who are like them.

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    I think that LGBTQ+ history should be included in state curriculum as it is something that more people need to be educated on and it can help reduce s…

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  • Abby from Massachusetts

    LGBTQ+ communities should be included to the history curriculum because I think it will help students be more comfortable in the classroom. It is important that students understand the struggles that the LGBTQ+ community has gone through and how far they have come.

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    LGBTQ+ communities should be included to the history curriculum because I think it will help students be more comfortable in the classroom. It is impo…

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  • Hayley from Massachusetts

    LGBTQ+ history is part of our overall human history. If we ignore the oppression of various groups when we cover history, we will not understand the impacts of that oppression in today’s society. We must cover all ground when it comes to the suffering of minority groups in order to broaden our understanding of the whole human picture.

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    LGBTQ+ history is part of our overall human history. If we ignore the oppression of various groups when we cover history, we will not understand the …

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  • Nolan from Massachusetts

    I think the LGBTQ+ community should be included in state curricula, because the community has just been accepted in the US very recently after years and years of fighting for their rights, the community is an important part of today’s society, and people should be educated on just how far they’ve come, even if they disagree with the community’s existence, the curriculum could open these individual’s eyes to be able to also be accepting.

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    I think the LGBTQ+ community should be included in state curricula, because the community has just been accepted in the US very recently after years a…

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  • Isabella from Massachusetts

    Its an important part of culture and shows a growth in community. Also its a whole community that should not be ignored or repressed

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  • Hannah from Massachusetts

    It is a movement and everyone needs to be informed about the challenges the LGBTQ community has faced for many years

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  • Evelyn from Massachusetts

    yes

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  • Juliana from Nevada

    The LGBTQ+ community has been bashed on for many years from many people. Many people are taught that being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is bad because of religion. Although, this is more of a lifestyle there has been activism on this topic just like any other debatable topic. People hide from their true selves because most of society doesn’t approve to their way of life. It being taught in a history class might change the way people look at the LGBTQ+ community.

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    The LGBTQ+ community has been bashed on for many years from many people. Many people are taught that being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is bad because of…

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  • Jalanie from Nevada

    At this point, yes. With the growing popularity and formulating opinions it’s only fair that the history of those lifestyles be approached respectively.

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  • ismael from Nevada

    LGBTQ+ communities should have their history in the USA history books but only 3-4 pages due to it being smaller, than most fights such as the feminist movement which should have a large sum, due to women being close to half of the world population which should be a chapter and black/native american/Latino history, due to them being a large sum of the US population.

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    LGBTQ+ communities should have their history in the USA history books but only 3-4 pages due to it being smaller, than most fights such as the feminis…

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    • Hayley from Massachusetts

      I do believe that LGBTQ+ should be included in history. Being accepted by others has been a struggle for many years. I believe people should be informed about the challenges people go through and what they have to fight for in order to be accepted. The LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for what they believe in and to be accepted, and I think that is very important to learn about.

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      I do believe that LGBTQ+ should be included in history. Being accepted by others has been a struggle for many years. I believe people should be inform…

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    • Christina from Massachusetts

      The LGBT+ community is growing, but the stigma still continues and many children in the world have the feeling that they are alone. Due to this kids are committing suicide because they believe their sexuality is wrong. Having history lessons normalizes the community so that people see they are not the only one. It also strengths the community slowly erasing the stigma.

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      The LGBT+ community is growing, but the stigma still continues and many children in the world have the feeling that they are alone. Due to this kids a…

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    • kaitlyn from Massachusetts

      I think LGBTQ history should be included in state curricula because it is still important history and should be recognized. Also, people should be taught what has happened to this community in the past to prevent or make things better in the future.

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      I think LGBTQ history should be included in state curricula because it is still important history and should be recognized. Also, people should be tau…

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  • La'Shayla from North Carolina

    All throughout history, those in the LGBTQ+ community have not been taken seriously. They rarely ever get taught about in schools as well. Some might argue that parents should be the ones to teach their children about the concepts of gender and sexuality, and that is true, but some parents might not acknowledge or even discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. If children can’t turn to their parents, then who can they turn to?

    Important people should be recognized and by recognizing these people, those finding it hard to accept their sexuality might find a source of strength in these people. Learning about segregation, women’s rights and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community will help widen our horizon about the world and those in it. History isn’t just about men who are white and straight. It also includes those of color and different sexuality.
    -https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-lgbt-public-school-1454918

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  • Laney from North Carolina

    Rights of LGBTQ+ people have been taken away for years. Just in the past couple of years have their rights been increased. LGBTQ+ rights are still not at their full potential, but we are making way. I feel that if we learn about segregation and women’s rights, why shouldn’t we learn about the rights of the LGBTQ+ community? There is no difference in the unfair treatment of races and gender compared to this community. Especially with the community growing and becoming a bigger part of society and more socially acceptable, I think, as a student, that we should be educated about what the LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for and what we can do to help.

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    Rights of LGBTQ+ people have been taken away for years. Just in the past couple of years have their rights been increased. LGBTQ+ rights are still not…

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  • Shaun from Kansas

    As a student, I say yes. I say yes because I feel as time continues, more and more people are finding themselves in the LGBTQ+ community. I wouldn’t personally know but I assume the LGBTQ+ community is like a family to the shy or less interactive members of the community. I have seen students struggle with their sexuality in schools. Being bullied and made fun of. In a sense, this can be compared to racism. Early America was in favor of slavery. Overtime we adapted and corrected that to fit a more equal nation. The same can’t be said in this situation, however. Bullying still happens in regards to sexual preference in schools. This, in turn, leads to more problems. I, as a student, believe that addressing topics in relation to the LGBTQ+ community would loosen students’ opinions on sexual preference. As a result, I believe it would decrease the bullying of the LGBTQ+ community. As time goes on, this can make a huge difference in the lives of future generations.

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    As a student, I say yes. I say yes because I feel as time continues, more and more people are finding themselves in the LGBTQ+ community. I wouldn’t p…

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  • Aiyana from Kansas

    I think the LGBT should be included in state curricula because like it said in the article the kids are going to school not hearing a single positive thing about the LGBT community some can’t even be open with there own sexuality because they’re scared there gonna be bullied or made fun of for being who they are. They just want people to understand them not to judge them and spreading this will maybe get people to know they exist and they’re human, they deserve to be heard.

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    I think the LGBT should be included in state curricula because like it said in the article the kids are going to school not hearing a single positive …

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  • Robert from Kansas

    I believe that we should teach LGBT history in schools. But I believe we should teach this history in middle and elementary school.

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  • Gladys from Kansas

    I say yes because it will bring comfort to kids and it was and is something important going on now. A lot of people don’t know much about it and I feel it will help kids feel more positive about it and not seeing it as a bad thing.

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    I say yes because it will bring comfort to kids and it was and is something important going on now. A lot of people don’t know much about it and I fee…

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  • Dewey from Kansas

    Learning about this can help with allowing kids to support their friends or other kids with their sexuality.

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  • Ava from Massachusetts

    I don’t think it should be a conversation had in schools because of the sensitivity of the topic. For some students, this subject can personally affect them and hearing it in a group of students can be intimidating and cause them to be uncomfortable. I think this subject should definitely be taught in health class or covered in literature in an English class, but not discussed as a “minority” group in history.

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    I don’t think it should be a conversation had in schools because of the sensitivity of the topic. For some students, this subject can personally affec…

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    • trisha from California

      Okay but were talking about LGBTQ+ HISTORY. Not safe sex or anything of the sort. Whether people find it intimidating or uncomfortable people still need to be educated. The LGBTQ+ community is growing and there are people that are still ignorant to the topic. Just like how we are taught about slavery or any other sensitive subject this should be taught to at least high school students.

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      Okay but were talking about LGBTQ+ HISTORY. Not safe sex or anything of the sort. Whether people find it intimidating or uncomfortable people still ne…

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    • cameron from Colorado

      I agree history is an odd way to mix the LGBT+ community into the schooling system. But I absolutely agree it needs to be integrated. I think health classes would be a great way to integrate the LGBT+ community. Kids do need to be taught about acceptance and that’s a big part of that.

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      I agree history is an odd way to mix the LGBT+ community into the schooling system. But I absolutely agree it needs to be integrated. I think health c…

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    • Erin from Colorado

      Though sensitivity should be considered, it is harmful to everyone involved by not talking about it in school. By not speaking about the topic in a civilized way, it will only breed more intolerance in people who don’t understand and were never taught. Also, not considering LGBTQ+ people a “minority” is blatantly disregarding the definition of minority.

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      Though sensitivity should be considered, it is harmful to everyone involved by not talking about it in school. By not speaking about the topic in a ci…

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    • Lexi from Florida

      I agree with what you’re saying. Either the subject of LGBTQ makes people uncomfortable or people treat it immaturely and they joke about it. If we are going to teach students about it, i also think it should be more discussed in a health class or something.

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      I agree with what you’re saying. Either the subject of LGBTQ makes people uncomfortable or people treat it immaturely and they joke about it. If we ar…

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  • Maya from Florida

    In my experience with social studies, we already talk about some figures who are LGBTQ. Some are widely known to be and some are speculated or most students don’t know enough about them to really know any details of their personal lives. There are plenty of historical contributors who happen to be LGBTQ, but we shouldn’t separate their contributions into a category. We don’t, in any of the classes I’ve taken, stop and say this person was straight, this person was gay. The contributor was just a contributor. We learn names and accomplishments, but not their personal lives whether their sexuality, their hometowns, their legacies, etc., unless it’s hsitorically important. I don’t particularly care if the solider who won a particular battle was gay or straight, married or single, seven feet tall or four.
    On the matter of adding into the curriculum a look at the Gay Rights movement, we almost never get to that era in my classes. Even the women’s suffrage movement has never had more than two class periods. I just don’t find it that important.

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  • Jahir from Nevada

    The addition of LGBTQ+ to the history books should not be taken into consideration in any given way. I’m not saying that it’s not important to learn about LGBTQ+, I’m just saying that it’s unfair to simply add that one missing piece from the hundreds of events not included in the history books. If the school legislators decided to fill in the entire history book with all the events happening with every culture, they would have to add such topics as the native tribes that were robbed of their land.

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    The addition of LGBTQ+ to the history books should not be taken into consideration in any given way. I’m not saying that it’s not important to learn…

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  • Sean from Massachusetts

    I think that there should be a mention of how it was legalized but I don´t think that it should be a unit in class. I think that if people are interested in the subject and the totality of what happened then they can look it up just like other people who look up what happened in other events of history. It also could be a touchy subject for people just like when people talk about sex in health class or obesity. People think that others should know about it and i’m not suggesting that it isn’t important but it should be left alone for the most part and people who want to learn more can if they so choose.

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    I think that there should be a mention of how it was legalized but I don´t think that it should be a unit in class. I think that if people are intere…

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  • Alivia from Oregon

    No it is not inmportant

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    • Erica from Missouri

      Its important to me to learn about people like me?We learn about African Americans and woman’s rights, is that important? Why isn’t LGBT history???

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  • Molly from Alaska

    I believe that to keep schools objective on the subject that is sensitive to the personal morals and teachings brought up at home by parents and religions, we should not have it taught as a seperate subject in a history class but to just include LGBT+ individuals into the curriculum because of their historical contribution and not just because they are LGBT+.

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    I believe that to keep schools objective on the subject that is sensitive to the personal morals and teachings brought up at home by parents and relig…

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  • Emma from Oregon

    I belive that they should not include it because it could make other people offended or umcomfy. If you are a part of the lgbtq+ then your parents or a guidence counslor to talk with you.

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    I belive that they should not include it because it could make other people offended or umcomfy. If you are a part of the lgbtq+ then your parents or…

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  • Juan from California

    Although, I have nothing against the LGBTQ but I don’t think we should teach that in high school because it is not necessary what I think they should do is to plan on respecting any race and anyone at a young age so students growing up can respect if your gay, lesbian or bi around elementary have a class that teaches young students on respecting others people perspectives.

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    Although, I have nothing against the LGBTQ but I don’t think we should teach that in high school because it is not necessary what I think they should …

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  • Jonathan from Colorado

    The topic of LGBTQ is a very controversial topic that society does not let you question. If you question the LGBTQ and if it’s moral you are immidietly accused of being hateful,homophobic,etc. Same sex realitionships are allowed because we have no right to enforce a belif on someone but this should not be normalised as a society. We should not normalise homosexuality because we all recognize that men where evolutionary meant to be with women. We refuse as a society to attemp to figure out what causes homosexuality and how to prevent/ cure such. Any other abnormaly a person might have is studied but we can’t consider doing such on homosexuals because that makes us homophobic. Even going into the trans branch of the LGBTQ. If a person requests a doctor to amputate his arm because “it doesn’t belong to me” they are soon diagnosed with Body Integrity Identity Disorder. But that same person can go in and request his/ her genitalia to be changed they are soon operated on. We need to stop normalising the LGBTQ and actually get to the root of the problem and considering teaching about their history in school isn’t gonna help.

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    The topic of LGBTQ is a very controversial topic that society does not let you question. If you question the LGBTQ and if it’s moral you are immidie…

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    • Kiarra from California

      Being apart of the LGBTQ+ community is not a disease. It isn’t something to be cured or covered up. There are lots of people in America, as well as the world, that consider themselves homosexual or trans. Just because you can’t relate or understand their situation doesn’t mean that they are wrong and that you have to “fix them” to fit the mold you believe is best fit. Not covering this topic is the erasure of a large group of people living in the United States. Schools should normalize the LGBTQ+ community and their struggles as they have normalized the struggles of women and minorities. In the past, men believed that women weren’t equal, so they weren’t deserving. Same thing with people of color, since they weren’t like them, they were thought to deserve different treatments. Since its a person’s lifestyle, they are able to do as they please, and since homosexuality isn’t just popping up out of the blue (previous examples involving homosexuality is seen in Greece, Rome, and many other places). If it pops up multiple times throughout history, it should be covered in history class.

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      Being apart of the LGBTQ+ community is not a disease. It isn’t something to be cured or covered up. There are lots of people in America, as well as th…

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  • Leah from New York

    I think it is best for parents to be able to talk to their kids about this subject and also for parents to be able to monitor what their children are learning in school. while I have no bad feelings about LGBTQ+ and i fully support them, I Know that I don’t know others people outlook so I can’t just say that they should when I don’t know the other side of the story. This was a hard decision and I honestly think people will think poorly of me for answering like this but this is my true opinion and it is something I currently can not change.

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    I think it is best for parents to be able to talk to their kids about this subject and also for parents to be able to monitor what their children are …

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  • Derrick from New York

    I don’t think it’s right to do I have a personal experience my other cousins Believe in it

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  • Jayson from Florida

    If they won’t teach about our lord and savior Jesus Christ in public schools, why should we have to learn about the minority’s customs. Christianity and Religion generally, is regressing as a whole and is being overwhelmed by the standards and appropriations of the LGBTQ+ community. The “community” has come a “long” way and just needs to learn that the world doesn’t revolve around them. Considering it requires a straight couple to make a baby.

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    If they won’t teach about our lord and savior Jesus Christ in public schools, why should we have to learn about the minority’s customs. Christianity a…

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    • Gibby from Washington

      Religion is a choice, sexuality is not. And religion is controversial. Some people do not believe in your ¨lord and savior Jesus Christ,¨ because they believe in science. Sexuality is different for for different people, but they do not choose to be that way. The world is overpopulated anyway

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      Religion is a choice, sexuality is not. And religion is controversial. Some people do not believe in your ¨lord and savior Jesus Christ,¨ because th…

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    • cameron from California

      You do know what separation of church and state is right? There are public schools that are Christian schools. I don’t think lgbtq+ high school is a thing. Obviously just homophobic.

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      You do know what separation of church and state is right? There are public schools that are Christian schools. I don’t think lgbtq+ high school is a t…

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    • Karina from California

      They actually do talk about Christianity and religion in History classes , obviously they don’t praise it, but that’s because they aren’t supposed to. They’re obviously not taking a stance on whether or not being a part of the LGBTQ+ is okay, simply acknowledging their role in history, as they do with certain religions. For example, when the spanish conquered Mexico, History acknowledges the fact that they brought Chrisitianity over. A simple acknowledgement isn’t going to hurt anyone, at the end of the day students choose to digest only the information they deem necessary.

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      They actually do talk about Christianity and religion in History classes , obviously they don’t praise it, but that’s because they aren’t supposed to…

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  • Jalen from Florida

    no

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  • nate from Florida

    No i think history is fine the way it is. Adding it now of all times makes no sense and should have been added earlier. If they were to ever implement it into history it shouldn’t be a big thing, it wasn’t accepted and now it is. I for one think it’s important for our youth to know about this but i don’t want it to be as big as slavery ending and our country forming

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    No i think history is fine the way it is. Adding it now of all times makes no sense and should have been added earlier. If they were to ever implement…

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  • Travis from Florida

    The LGBT community came up into “popularity” last year and they whine about every little thing. God forbid your life will be over if you don’t get your way. Notice how Feminists will feel attacked

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    The LGBT community came up into “popularity” last year and they whine about every little thing. God forbid your life will be over if you don’t get you…

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    • Jamie from Delaware

      I strongly believe that this should be taught in school because people will understand unlike yourself why people in the LGBTQ+ community act a certain way because they have been hated for so long for loving someone of the same sex that they are tired of it. People like you are the reason they don’t believe in “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness¨

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      I strongly believe that this should be taught in school because people will understand unlike yourself why people in the LGBTQ+ community act a certai…

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  • Gabriel Carr from Florida

    The history of a sexual preference is not a topic that should be taught at school. It is a life style choice, not a necessity for life, which is what school should be about.

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  • mason. from Florida

    the history of larger organizations are not included of which had a bigger impact.

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  • Kristina from Florida

    Depending on the child, it could have an influence on them. I feel like social media can be educating enough and if someone wants to know more then they can do their own research on it. I don’t think it should be forced among kids.

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    Depending on the child, it could have an influence on them. I feel like social media can be educating enough and if someone wants to know more then th…

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  • Omar from North Carolina

    I believe that it should not be taught in schools because its a topic that people don’t agree on very easily. I believe that it can be allowed to be taught in school but as a separate course to sign up for rather than being in history class, being a core class. In the text, it says, “They believe that students should be taught the history of all groups of people and that failing to do so will have a negative impact on the mental livelihood of students.” I agree with this because it would be important to know little things about LGBTQ because it is all around us in this age primarily, so therefore it would be neccessary.

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  • Megan from Virginia

    I do not believe that LGBTQ+ history should be taught in schools because it is still a very sensitive and controversial topic for many people. I believe that this topic is better handled by parents when they believe that their child is mature enough to understand the concept of sexuality. Introducing this concept before a child is ready will confuse them unnecessarily as young children do not typically have much appeal to the opposite sex anyway. In addition, giving this responsibility to the teacher opens the potential for teachers to input their opinions into the discussion or teach with bias, and not objectively like history should be taught.
    In regards to high school history curriculum, I still believe that LGBTQ+ history should not be taught. I think it is more important for the limited amount of class time to be spent educating students about the major and detrimental topics in history like the holocaust and the American Civil War over LGTBQ+ matters. However, I do think that schools would benefit from offering a greater variety of history classes, one of which could be LGBTQ+ history, so that students interested in this topic can have the option to take the class while not making it a mandatory part of the curriculum.

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  • Joaquin from Nevada

    No since the LGBTQ+ community is mainly based on sexual oppression.
    Parents should be the ones who choose what thier kids are exposed to in that regard. Not to say it’s not important but the history is based on oppression based on sexual preference.

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    No since the LGBTQ+ community is mainly based on sexual oppression.
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    • Fernanda from California

      Yes, your right with “LGBTQ+community is mainly based on sexual oppression” but think in this way we talk about sexuality in school so why we can’t talk about LGBTQ in that way of sexual preference but at the same time we include history because this topic is not something new is one issue that we have decades ago and over he years we seen many changes that contribute with history.

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  • diego from Nevada

    In my opinion, I believe that they should not be included in the state’s curricula because its something that does not have as much importance as other things. Not only is it a sensitive topic some students would feel uncomfortable talking about this topic in class

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  • Jacob from Nevada

    I do not believe that LGBTQ should be required in school curricular, that should be something taught by parents at home. It could be taught in other classes and electives that are chosen by the student but I don’t think is should be a requirement in the classroom. The student and the parents should decide whether or not they want to be taught this.

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    I do not believe that LGBTQ should be required in school curricular, that should be something taught by parents at home. It could be taught in other c…

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  • Andrea from Nevada

    I think this topic would just cause controversy rather than a n “equal” environment. Therefore, no; we should not be taught about the LGBTQ. Although I do support it, I don’t support the idea of bringing it into our education.

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  • Giovanni from Nevada

    I do not support the LGBTQ+ on this poll. The LGBTQ+ did not do anything worthy enough to be in the state curriculum.They have gone through their struggles and are slowly getting to the place they want to be but this isn’t required to be in the history. The LGBTQ+ has basically nothing to do with the history of this state.

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    I do not support the LGBTQ+ on this poll. The LGBTQ+ did not do anything worthy enough to be in the state curriculum.They have gone through their stru…

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  • Raquel from Nevada

    I think that the LGBTQ should not be added to the history curricula, reason is that teachers and History books shouldn´t teach children about sexuality. That is taught by your parents or around our community. I respect the LGBTQ community but why add it now?

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  • Vanessa from Nevada

    LGBTQ+ History should not be included in state curricula because that would encourage kids to question their sexuality or make students who are transgender feel disrespected. There are always students who do not take what they are learning seriously and as a consequence, they can make jokes disrespecting students who are transgender. Instead of having a class dedicated to LGBT+ communities, counselors should give quick sessions about why is important to treat everyone the same. A counselor would be able to explain the topic better than a teacher since they have studied the way people think. A counselor would be better at handling the behavior of students who are being disrespectful.

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  • Carlos from Nevada

    I think the LGBTQ+ community has been through so many challenges and the people that consider themselves LGBTQ+ have achieved equality and justice for themselves but I do not believe they should be part of the school curricula alone.

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  • Medwin from Nevada

    No, don’t do it! I’m pretty sure that the stories about how one guy made the decision that he wasn’t going to be a guy anymore and decided to change his sexuality are fascinating and all but the best we can do is support them and move on. Or how 2 dudes got married knowing it was viewed as wrong, or how some little boy wasn’t uncomfortable in his body and decided to change his penis into a vagina, all these are all interesting stores but in reality, not everyone wants to learn about that. Sure these type of conversations could inspire other people to come out but it just makes everything weirder. Leave it to the parents to handle this. It needs to have a huge impact on the world for it to be taught in schools and to me, it does not have a huge impact.

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  • Alondra from Nevada

    No, it shouldn’t be taught in school. People don’t always want to learn about LGBTQ. Society is changing and people think differently from others. Sometimes certain beliefs or religions are the main reason why it shouldn’t be taught. Schools should respect other students choices and it will make students feel uncomfortable. Also, it can cause a change in students. Most people don’t even care about the history. So it’s not like it’s going to make a big change if the LGBTQs’ are put out there. That will just bring them more hate.

    There are many different ways that an LGBTQ person can feel supported, but not everyone is going to accept them and they should understand that, of course, being different is hard and it’s tough, but if you choose to be a certain way then whatever people say shouldn’t be able to affect them. History is about important problems and being different it’s one. Many parents and students will feel bothered and uncomfortable towards this subject. Therefore, I don’t believe that this should have to be in our history and that it should be taught to students inside of school, but I do believe that everyone should be respected. The students and as well as anyone that identifies as LGBTQ because we’re all human and we all have our own way of living.

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  • luis from Nevada

    I believe that the LGBTQ+ should not be included in history classes because according to my knowledge from these classes the LGBTQ+ would not make a huge impact on history. Comparing to black and womens right it would not be the same because even if they part of the LGBTQ+ community they will still receive the same kind of rights as women and blacks. There has been a lot of events and changes in history, but I believe if it is teached there will be people who will not support this group. Overall it would not be as a huge impact in history as the previous events.

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  • Kevin from Nevada

    History’s state curriculum is already lofty enough and is only growing with time. There’s no need to add LGBTQ+ history to the state curricula. What may possibly be done instead is give this branch of people more details in history. They should come up more during the description of the holocaust, as well as in the 1900’s. Overall, adding a new subject to the already dense history curriculum is not likely and should stay that way, with the possible addition of more details in major events.

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  • Justin from Nevada

    No i think history is fine the way it is. Adding it now of all times makes no sense and should have been added earlier. If they were to ever implement it into history it shouldn’t be a big thing, it wasn’t accepted and now it is. I for one think it’s important for our youth to know about this but i don’t want it to be as big as slavery ending and our country forming,

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    No i think history is fine the way it is. Adding it now of all times makes no sense and should have been added earlier. If they were to ever implemen…

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  • Jose from Nevada

    No because I think history hasen’t been really affected by the LGBTQ and was not something menteoned before In past history. This event is not as big as more important than the WW1 or WW2.

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  • Ruben from Nevada

    I believe that the LGBTQ+ should not be taught in State Curricula because it would affect the mind of kids in school and it shouldn’t really be talked about with someone else other than the parents.

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  • Jeffrey from Nevada

    I think that LGBTQ history should not be a topic overall. In classes like the US History Lgtbq is a topic that has been already covered. A complete class about the LGBTQ could be a double-sided sword that would lead to more problems than the ones that it solves. For example, students that don’t want to be in that class would be uncomfortable and end up giving the other students that actually want to be there a bad experience.

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  • Kylie from Nevada

    People have been fine finding who they are for years. Society has become more open and accepting at this day and age, and putting this in now could be completely useless and unnecessary and no job for teachers to help students discover who they are. This is a family thing to discuss.

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  • Laila from North Carolina

    I think this should not be taught in schools because its a lifestyle some people still don’t agree or believe in like religion I think it’s okay to have it as an optional class but I don’t think it should be a mandatory course.

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  • Brady from Illinois

    Over the past fifty years, people who identify as LGBTQ+ have overcome tough challenges to achieve equality and justice. Their achievements should be recognized, and important figures should be remembered. With all of this great background, it is not surprising that some states are requiring LGBTQ+ History in the public school curriculum.

    Even though the LGBTQ+ movement is relevant, it should not be required to be taught in public schools. LGBTQ+ History involves the concepts of sexuality, something that should not be taught in schools. Parents should be the ones to educate their children on this subject, not the schools. Parents are the ones that can teach their child about this subject the way they want their child to be taught. They can educate them from a family perspective and not the teacher’s perspective. The legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement should be taught, but not in the form of school curriculum.

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  • Drew from North Dakota

    For many years, this topic has not been taught in schools. Why should we change it now? I believe it should not be taught.

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