L.A. school board moves to include LGBT people in curriculum

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September 13, 2011

The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan to include more positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in lesson plans.

The move, sponsored by board member Steve Zimmer, comes after the state passed a law mandating that textbooks and history lessons include the contributions of gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

The vote was 6-0, with board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte absent.

The resolution calls for including “age-appropriate” materials for elementary and secondary students in the nation’s second-largest school district and giving staff safety and anti-bullying training.

Supt. John Deasy is expected to update the board within two months on how the district plans to implement the plan.

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About B.J. Murphy

I'm a young socialist and Transhumanist activist within the East Coast region, who writes for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), India Future Society, and Serious Wonder. I'm also the Social Media Manager for Serious Wonder, an Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, and a Co-Editor for Fight Back! News.

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