Christian light-education is one of the many forms of sex education currently available to children in the UK.
And while there is a huge amount of debate about what constitutes a “sex education” program, it is very common for teachers to include sexual orientation as part of the curriculum.
But this is the first time the topic of sexuality in school curricula has been raised in this way.
“There’s a very big push for sex education to be inclusive of sexuality and gender identity,” said Eva Dyer, co-founder of the UK’s biggest non-profit organisation, the Christian Coalition for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
“We believe that it is a moral obligation to include sexuality in the curriculum, but the way in which we do that, we’ve been very open to the idea that the curriculum could include gender identity and sexuality.”
Dyer is one who has seen a rise in interest in the topic.
“It’s been very welcome,” she said.
“The public are really interested.
And it’s been a very, very interesting discussion.”
Dyers point is that many of the curricula currently in use are not inclusive of gender identity, so a lack of a specific sex-education component is not surprising.
The Christian Coalition has been campaigning for sex-ed in schools for over 15 years, and has been able to push for inclusion of the topic in a number of schools, from the primary schools of Birmingham to primary schools in the South East.
However, the curriculum is not uniform, and not every school district is equipped to include sex-based content.
And even within that, it’s not clear whether there is room for the discussion of sex-identity in the teaching of sexual education.
“We are very aware that we don’t have the same access as other parts of the country to that content,” said Dyer.
“I’m sure it’s something that people want to see, but I think it would be better for schools to have that conversation.
I’m not sure that we can get to it.”
The curriculum currently in place in schools in England and Wales is inclusive of a wide range of topics, including gender identity.
This includes the teaching about sexual health and contraception, but also about transgender people, bisexuality, genderqueer identities and transphobia.
But it is not currently inclusive of sexual orientation.
The debate about sexuality in schools has been ongoing for a long time.
In the 1970s, the UK was the first country to legislate against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and there was an international backlash when the US legalised same-sex marriage.
But, in the US, the law has been challenged by states such as Texas, which have passed legislation that prevents transgender people from using bathrooms that match their gender identity without legal consequences.
And in England, there is no formal policy that covers sex-related issues in schools.
According to the British Library, only 1% of the books in its collections deal with sexuality, while around 1% deal with gender identity or transgender issues.
In the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued that a lack in legal protections for LGBT people in schools is hurting students, particularly those who are less educated.
“The problem is not that the government doesn’t have sex-positivity in the law, it has to pass the law and then it needs to protect those kids who are least able to afford it,” said Jennifer King, communications director for the ACLU of Northern California.
“They are at greater risk of bullying and discrimination when they are the ones that have to deal with it.”
However, for all the criticism, King believes that sexual-orientation education in schools can help children become more open and accepting of their own sexuality.
“As long as we have sex education, as long as the government is able to provide resources and resources to schools that address the needs of students, we’re all going to be better off,” she added.
King also believes that educating young people about their own sexual orientations is crucial to their health.
“There’s an enormous amount of research on sexuality in children, and when kids see themselves in a different gender, they feel more comfortable around themselves,” she explained.
“And that’s a really important thing for them to be exposed to in the first place.”
While the UK is not the only country that has a similar policy, it could be argued that this is one reason why we have seen an increase in interest over the last 15 years.
“This is actually the first thing that we’ve really tried to push in the United Kingdom, and I think that’s been really important,” said King.
“In Australia, a lot of other countries have tried to move ahead on this, and it’s really important for the UK to follow suit.”
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