US: Health Teacher Placed on Paid Leave for Educating Students About LGBT Issues

A high school health teacher in Cambridge, New York has been placed on paid leave following a presentation designed to educate students about LGBT terminology and issues.

The presentation in question was given by the Pride Center of the Capitol Region, which defines its mission as promoting “the well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.”

The Albany-based group, founded in 1970, provided handouts to seventh graders and high school sophomores that “included more than 200 definitions of terms referencing the LGBTQ community,” the Post Star reported.

“The definition list included many standard words, such as transgender, stereotype, sex, gender, homosexual, homophobia, gay, bisexual lesbian and coming out,” the outlet continued. “It also included a large number of terms relating to gender surgery and hormones, some of them specific and scientific.” Read more via New Civil Rights Movement