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.