LGBTQ history to be taught in Illinois public schools starting next year

Posted by on August 12, 2019 4:02 am
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“It is my hope that educating students about the important roles LGBTQ individuals have played in our country will help them develop a deeper understanding of history and a more compassionate view of their peers. Schools also will provide positive reinforcement for LGBTQ students by highlighting the important contributions of other LGBTQ individuals,” stated co-sponsor of the bill Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), when the bill was proposed.