To me, a homosexual is one who is attracted to the same sex, the way a heterosexual is attracted to the oppisite sex. That's all. A homosexual male has no desire to be a woman or imitate one. They are men and like men stuff.
There are people who seem to have been born to the wrong body. They are not really homosexual, they are just in the wrong body.
I don't know about bisexual except that God likes all kinds so he creates all kinds.
Transgenders. Ok, that's the people who have figured out they are in the wrong body. That's a really tough blow life has dealt them
Of course if everybody would just be more "live and let live" " to each his own" "a chair is just a chair" things would be easier for sure.
Honestly, I don't see why it can't all be rolled in together. I understand the need for specialized classes where appropriate at higher levels after the general stuff has been outlined. Bu for the most part what should be available to children is the basic outline of major events and themes. I don't see why that can't include events and contributions from all sort of people. Nor do I see how it helps to segment the teaching of civics, history and social study type things into different "histories" instead of integrating it. I mean that's how things actually happen, kind all together in a big inseparable knot.
I may be wrong.
agreed, but the notion that they should only teach the "good" gays, but not the "bad" ones is rather questionable. it seems to me that's fairly obvious partisanship over scholarship, there.
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- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
color, creed, handicap, national origin, or ancestry.
I may be wrong.
What in the hell is going on? Folks, you are all shouting over each other. This issue is REALLY simple. Teaching gay history is absurd. Teaching black history is absurd. Teaching Jewish history is absurd. Each of these things have a component in history. Gay civil rights is an important component to teach in history, as is the issue of gay marriage. Slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and Black civil rights are important components to teach in history. The Holocaust is an important component to teach in history, as is the formation of Israel. These things are all important because, historically, they have had significant impacts on where we are today, and what issues we deal with. They are completely unimportant SEPARATE from the context of our history. If we are going to teach history, we need to teach things that are important. You want to understand more about gay history? Take a class on it in college. Gay civil rights will be discussed in high school, as will gay marriage. Other smaller issues, just to pander to a group? Should not happen... nor should it happen to ANY group.
I'm not sure what you all are fighting about with this issue.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Back to the opening post, this was justified in part because of "bullying and suicide" - do you see education on the issues you identified or perhaps others having an impact on that? Would you agree it's more a discipline problem than an "I don't know enough LGBT history" problem?