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  7:35 pm
Commenter: Jessica Ellinger

Strongly OPPOSE

As a parent of 4 school age children in Loudoun County, I oppose this guidance. I do not believe in censorship. LGBTQ+ people are an important and valuable part of our society and absolutely nothing about their existence is inappropriate for children. Labeling books with queer characters as sexually explicit is wrong and homophobic and does a disservice to our children, who deserve to have the opportunity to read about diverse characters and viewpoints.

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