Fairbanks set to step up efforts to promote LGBTQ sexuality in public schools

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The Fairbanks School Board is due to vote on a resolution that encourages schools to promote and celebrate LGBTQ sexuality throughout October.

Scheduled for a vote at the September 6 school board meeting, the proposal specifically highlights the work of LGBTQ activists, noting that “the LGBTQ community is a growing asset to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District as a students, staff and parents. ”

It also says Fairbanks schools strive to have students “recognize the history, culture, and contributions of LGBTQ people, role models, and historical events from across the country and community.”

The resolution asserts that Fairbanks schools are a model of inclusion and equity, and that in promoting LGBTQ history month, the district aims to “expose the prejudice and discrimination that LGBTQ people face in of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and to celebrate their diversity and achievements from a source of empowerment and engagement.

The latest resolution comes as the Fairbanks School Board has doubled down on efforts to promote LGBTQ literature, explicit sex education and transgender policies throughout the district. This has led to an increasing number of parents opting for home schooling or private schooling.

TO TAKE PART

Click here link to view the full agenda for the September 6 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Administrative Center Boardroom, 520 Fifth Ave.

Residents are invited to testify publicly, in person or via Zoom. Testimonials can be delivered by email to [email protected] Telephone testimony can be given by dialing 452-2000, ext. 11400 – no later than 4 p.m. on September 6 – to register. Those who registered in advance through the council office will be called first, and if there is time, anyone else who is in person will be invited to testify until the one hour deadline is up. achieved. Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they registered. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person.

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