A new resource guide for teachers of students makes ‘gay tolerance teaching’ mandatory in Toronto Schools.
Toronto Sun reports:
Christian parents wanting to opt-out of the Toronto Public School Board’s curriculum-wide inclusion of gay, lesbian, transgender and queer issues are being told to like it or lump it.
?We cannot accommodate discrimination,? said Ken Jeffers, coordinator of gender-based violence prevention with the board. ?If a parent says ‘We don’t like gays and lesbians and we don’t want our child to learn anything about them,’ that would be, under our policies, and under Ontario Human Rights legislation, discriminatory.?
The resource guide for teachers of students in kindergarten through grade 12, titled Challenging Homophobia & Heterosexism, is meant to help educators integrate teaching moments concerning GLTQ issues into everyday discussions in the classrooms.
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