Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System

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Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System

I am an advocate of acceptance and tolerance as well as equality for homosexuals. I am going to try and explain to you the course we as a society needs to take. I want to share with you the history of the world in relation to gay relationships, genetics, statistics, and Christianity in order to familiarize you with the topic in hopes of helping you see things my way. I will be doing all of this to try and persuade you to agree with me on the idea of supporting gay rights and equality in our society and in our public school system right here at home in America. This I believe will lay a foundation early on for future generations to understand and accept people
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I believe in sex education in the public school system, heterosexual choices should be taught as well as homosexual choices in order to include all people. I believe this is important because it is stated on the Avert.org website that 1 out of every 10 people are gay. Further more, Dr. Kathleen A. Rounds stated, "Homosexual youth are at high risk for health problems including suicide, self mutilation, harassment, substance abuse, homelessness, and poor school performance." I believe it is more important for people to feel good about themselves for who they are no matter their sexual orientation, especially since most of the time a person does not choose who they are attracted to. I think there should be gay support groups, counseling, alliances, and clubs, considering the student body of every public school most likely has a gay population. If we break down the barrier that stands between homosexuality and heterosexuality we can begin to understand one another and accept one another for our similarities as well as for our differences. I also feel that teachers and administrators should take charge when they witness discrimination based on sexual orientation, despite how they personally feel about homosexuality. It is estimated that 46,000 young people between ages 14 and 25 are bullied each year for their sexual orientation and because of this, amongst

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