Scotland performs mandatory LHBTI lessons in school

EDINBURGH – Schools in Scotland are required to teach about the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual, transgender and interseksuelen (LHBTI).

Gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals walk in the PrideWalk during Europride.

The Guardian writes that Scotland is the first country where LHBTI-classes are introduced.

The Scottish ministers took all the recommendations of a working group, led by a an association for the LHBTI community. At public schools, must henceforth lessons to be given on inter alia the history of LHBTI-movements, equality, and the discovery of identity. In addition, teachers need to address homophobia and transphobia prevent.

Deputy prime minister John Swinney said it is of vital importance to find “that the school curriculum is as diverse as the young people in our schools learn.” Also Jordan Daly of the association is pleased. “This is a monumental victory for our campaign and a historic moment.”

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