Scotland Becomes First Country in the World to Add LGBTQ+ History to their School Curriculum

Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to put LGBTQ+ lessons to the curriculum in their schools.

All of students in their public schools will listen lessons about the problems that the LGBTQ+ community is facing, including same-sex parenting, same-sex marriage, biphobia, homophobia, HIV and AIDS epidemic, and transphobia.

The Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, John Swinney said that these are historic news. He also added that Scotland is already one of the most progressive countries in Europe when it comes to LGBTI equality.

Scotland Students Will Learn about LGBTQ+ History

Swinney emphasized he’s delighted to announce that they’re the first country to have this inclusive education.

Back in 2018, the Scottish Ministers accepted the recommendations to enable LGBTQ+ education to better children’s understanding of the history of LGBTQ+.

Moreover, a recent study discovered that most British people believe primary schools should add LGBTQ+ lessons.

Despite the protests and harmful debates concerning LGBTQ education in UK schools, Stonewall concluded that 60 percent of British people think that it’s okay to teach children about the diversity of family, including same-sex parents.

And, the support is the highest from youngsters and the figure is 8 percent higher for British people between the ages of 16 and 24.

It Will Be a Life Changing Experience

But, one fifth of the surveyed or 17 percent said they ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ with the inclusive teaching of LGBTQ+ history in primary school.

Stonewall’s Chief Executive, Paul Twocock, said that LGBT-inclusive education is a life-changing experience for many youngsters and therefore, it’s powerful seeing that a lot of the Brits are supporting the new legislation.

Moreover, Twocock said they owe it to the next generation to make schools a place where all children and young people can be who they are.

He also emphasized the need for more resources and training to ensure teaches and schools can deliver premium LGBT-inclusive lessons.

Sources:

THE GUARDIAN

THE HEARTY SOUL

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