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  9:28 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Strongly oppose

LGBTQ+ content does NOT equal pornography! Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in books and literature. Reading fiction that features diverse characters including those who are not cis-het develops empathy in readers. Empathy helps readers to understand experiences of others and can normalize acceptance of those who are different from ourselves. A small minority of angry, prejudiced complainers should not determine what is or is not available for all readers to choose from. 

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