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  4:44 pm
Commenter: DC

Please do not ban books

This policy leaves in place the § 2.2-2827 definition of "sexual content" which includes homosexuality alongside sadomasochism and beastiality among others. It also expands content to include all books within a school library. Age-appropriate LGBTQ+ books contain artful stories and can help queer children and their allies find context, purpose, and humanity.

please do not ban LGBTQ+ books in our schools!

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