UK: Birmingham primary school suspends LGBT+ lessons after weekly protests from parents

LGBT+ lessons have been suspended at a primary school in Birminghamfollowing weekly protests from parents.

Parkfield Community School said its “No Outsiders” programme, which uses story books to teach about same-sex couples, will no longer be taught until a resolution is found.

It comes after parents took part in a series of demonstrations outside the school, where most pupils are Muslim, as they argued the children are too young to learn about same-sex relationships.

Some families withdrew their children from the school this month in protest against the lessons.

On Tuesday, schools watchdog Ofsted concluded the LGBT+ lessons were age-appropriate, but talks between parents, education chiefs and the academy trust which runs the primary school led to the announcement of the lessons being suspended. Read more via Independent