The second article of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ensures the right not to be discriminated against — in any way. Children identifying as LGBTQ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioninggrowing up in households with LGBTQ parents, or even perceived to be, are subject to many forms of discrimination in most countries around the world. To ensure that these children are able to fully realize their rights, positive social norms must be encouraged through education, law, and policies encouraging diversity and acceptance.
Families headed by gay and lesbian parents are just as diverse as families led by heterosexual couples Thompson The only difference in these families is there are two mothers or two fathers. Kayser English December 7, Gay adoption and parenting Gay adoption and parenting are one of the sexual orientation issues affecting the society today.
Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
But the House of Commons approved the changes to the curriculum - the first in 20 years. MPs have voted overwhelmingly to update the sex and relationship education curriculum to include teaching pupils about LGBT families - but 21 voted against the move. Those who opposed the move included 12 Conservatives, 7 DUP, 1 Labourand Fiona Onasanya who was kicked out of the Labour Party after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice. The changes, which are spearheaded by Education Secretary Damian Hinds, represent the first time the curriculum has been updated in 20 years.
Reuters - A picture book for second graders about a family with two moms. A lesson for fourth graders about Gold Rush era stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, who was born a woman but lived as a man. These are just some of the ways U.
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A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles. Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.
The traditional model of the family with a mother, father and children has been challenged over and over again in the past few decades. Some single women have chosen to have children without having a father around to provide support and assistance. Families that fall victim to divorce often result in children being brought up by a single parent. And then there is the debate with regards to same sex couple bringing up children.
S tudents across the country are heading back to school this week, and while this might not seem momentous, for Stonewall, this school year marks the beginning of the end of a decades-long campaign to get an inclusive education system in England. In Septembernew regulations for teaching relationships and s ex education RSE in English schools come into force. It will be a landmark moment — a whole generation will attend schools that not only accept LGBT people and same-sex relationships, but also celebrate and offer support on the issues that young LGBT people face.
The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project. Sadly, homophobia and heterosexism are still very much present in many of our schools and communities.