BC public school board considering ‘homophobia/heterosexism’ policy



April 14, 2011

BURNABY, British Columbia, April 14, 2011 ( – The Board of Education for the Burnaby School District of British Columbia has been moving towards adopting a “Homophobia/Heterosexism” policy that would promote homosexuality and censor all opposition throughout all grade schools, middle schools, and high schools of the Burnaby public school system.

The draft policy, approved by the Board of Trustees February 22, 2011, defines “heterosexism” as a “mistaken assumption”  that “all people are heterosexual and that heterosexuality is superior and the norm by which all other sexual orientation and gender identities are measured.”  It says it “perpetuates negative stereotypes and is dangerous to individuals and communities.” Keep reading

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