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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8/2/22  9:50 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Let’s Say Gay!

Why is homosexuality/general queerness defined as sexually explicit? Simply acknowledging that not everyone is heterosexual or cisgender does not equal exposing anyone to sexual material. Denying the presence of these queer identities will not benefit our schools and communities, rather it will only erase actual people and perpetuate hate towards others who are deemed to be “outside” the sphere of normality.

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