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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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8/1/22  10:40 pm
Commenter: Jaeda Fontaine-Rasaiah, Pride Liberation Project


Categorizing who I love and relationships I form with people as “sexually explicit” content is an insult to me and all LGBTQ+ individuals. It is absolutely saddening that in this day and age, efforts are still taken to erase my representation in school, making me and the hundreds of LGBTQ+ youth feel confused and alienated. I demand that explicit guidelines be in place, stating that homosexuality, just like heterosexuality, is not sexually explicit in nature. I need to see different in the VDOE. I no longer feel safe knowing guidelines like this have been expected into my school and across all other Virginia schools.

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