Sex ed’s straight edge: queering sex-ed can save lives

Though learning about reproductive sex and associated health risks is a component of public education in most Canadian schools, the matter of whether there is discussion of anything other than non-heterosexual intercourse is still left to the discretion of teachers.

“It’s all well and good to tell teachers to talk about queer and trans sex,” says Jamila Ghaddar, a sex education advocate with The Well LGBTTIQQ community centre in Hamilton, Ontario. “But who’s going to support those teachers when they face backlash from angry parents? They know what the reaction will be, and they won’t touch this issue with a ten-foot pole.”

Read the full story at The Dominion.


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