Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/16/22  5:34 pm
Commenter: Caroline Hutchison

Protect LGBTQ+ Students

Please ensure that books by LGBTQIA+ authors, and books that include descriptions of the LGBTQIA experience, are part of the VA DOE curriculum. Reading books by and about people who may not be like us gives us healthier, more empathetic, and kinder worldviews. Furthermore, having their experiences represented protects LGBTQIA+ youth by enabling them to explore their loved experiences in a safe space and ensuring them that they are normal, loved, and accepted. 

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