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LGBTQ News: Schools Address Gender Inclusion to Ensure all Students Can Learn

“Many educators say gender equality cannot be discussed without also talking about how the topics of race, LGBTQ issues, disability, sexism and class issues are related. This is known as intersectionality.

For example, children who do not conform to gender stereotypes often get teased or bullied. Girls who prefer short hair and boys who like Shopkins toys may be taunted with anti-gay slurs.

Gender identity (whether a person feels male or female) and sexual orientation (physical attraction to others) are two different things, but the lines blur on the playground. A person doesn’t have to identify as LGBTQ to be hurt by bias.”

Read the full article in USA Today