Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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  6:04 pm
Commenter: Catherine


The astroturf machine strikes again! The latest one, that LGBTQIA individuals  are "grooming" non LGBTQIA kids, is a cultivated lie that has shape shifted over the last 2 years from NO MASKS to ANTI-CRT to BANNING BOOKS to SEL IS BAD. When will people wake up and realize that all the "panic" is fomented to gain votes??

What all these astroturf campaigns do REALLY is endanger the lives of vulnerable children. In this case, the pretense that LGBTQIA is inherently wrong, bad, evil, a "choice" is spouting misinformation (aka alternative facts) and opens the door to ostracize and bully this and other vulnerable populations. Were you aware that studies have shown there is a correlation between the autism spectrum and gender dysphoria?  

Please PLEASE take care of Virginia's children. Don't let the Koch network's $$, the Family Research Council, the Catholic Church, Leonard Leo, etc etc. drive a narrative that is backwards and out of touch with what the majority of Virginians and Americans know to be true: that this state and this country is stronger and better because of it's diversity. And that includes it's LGBTQIA citizens.


Thank you 

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