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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8/3/22  7:00 pm
Commenter: Parent of three kids

This policy is homophobic

This is an open attempt to remove books that feature or even mention LGBTQ+ people or relationships from library shelves.  As a parent to three LCPS students, I oppose this policy because it is not necessary and is homophobic.  LGBTQ+ people exist and their inclusion in material written for children does not make age-appropriate material sexually explicit.  Books are supposed to expand our minds.  Being exposed to age-appropriate material does not make a child gay just as eating Asian food does not make me Asian.  

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