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Some parents not happy with their kids being taught about LGBTQ rights in British schools

Many children’s books about “equality and diversity” around being taught at Anderton Park Primary School in the UK’s second city Birmingham.

 

 

Many children’s books about “equality and diversity” around being taught at Anderton Park Primary School in the UK’s second city Birmingham.

The books such as “My Princess Boy” and “We Are Family,” are part of a curriculum that teaches students between the ages of six and 11 about the human rights and characteristics legally protected from discrimination by the UK’S 2010 Equality Act. These cover race, religion, gender reassignment and sexual orientation.

But the curriculum at Anderton Park and several other schools in Birmingham has sparked months of confrontations between teachers and mainly Muslim parents who believe it is inappropriate for primary schools to be teaching their kids about things like LGBTQ rights or same-sex relationships.

Since March, angry demonstrators — sometimes in their hundreds — have gathered outside Anderton Park, where the majority of students are Muslim, to protest. Students have sometimes been pulled out of class for a day and teachers say they have been harassed at the school gates and online.

The protesters represent a blend of parents and concerned members of the community.

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