LGBT Content Removal In UK Curriculum: Over 50,000 Signed Petition


More than 50,000 people in the UK have signed a petition calling for the exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGBTQ), and transgender content from the relationship education curriculum in primary schools. While a total of 100,000 signatures is needed for a petition to be considered in Parliament, petitions having more than 10,000 signatures must be acknowledged by the UK government. Hence the attention this has called.

Fares Rahmani, the creator of the petition which is active for six months , says it is unnecessary for primary school curricula to include LGBT content .

“We believe kids shouldn’t learn about this at an early age. I am sure there are many parents who do not want their or other children taught about LGBT in primary school,” the petition reads.

In 2020, the UK department of education issued “statutory guidance that will make Relationships Education compulsory for all primary school pupils, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all secondary school pupils, and Health Education compulsory for pupils in all state-funded schools.

“The RSE and health education guidance states that all pupils should receive teaching on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content during their school years.”

Apparently this is one of the many times appeals have been made to moderate LGBT content in the UK. More than 100,000 persons signed a petition calling for “conversation therapy” to be made legal in 2020. “Conversion therapy” refers to any form of treatment or psychotherapy which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or to suppress a person’s gender identity”

The government referred to the practice as a “difficult problem” and said it would “explore all alternatives for terminating the practice” after receiving more signatures than was necessary to be considered for a debate in parliament.

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