Education

California Parents Concerned About "Gay Rights" Lesson Being Added To Textbooks

Parents are getting a sneak peek at new textbooks heading to Elk Grove Unified School District. But some say a lesson on honesty about a San Francisco drag queen caught them off guard.

“Did they research who these heroes were?” asked Greg Burt with the California Family Council.

Gay Teacher Forced To Resign After Death Threats From Parents

A gay teacher at a top Zimbabwean boys' school has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents.

Neal Hovelmeier, deputy head for St John's College's sixth form, came out to his students last week.

He was encouraged to do so as a Zimbabwean newspaper was planning on outing Mr Hovelmeier, the school's chairman wrote in a letter.

Some parents threatened legal action against him in a country where homosexual acts are illegal.

"I will not submit myself to a sham trial," Mr Hovelmeier wrote in his resignation letter.

Christian College Removes Ban on LGBTQ Relationships

Effective this fall 2018 semester, Azusa Pacific removed language from its student standard of conduct agreement that prohibited public LGBTQ+ relationships for students on campus. As an evangelical institution, APU still adheres to the Biblical principles of human sexuality—the belief that “sexual union is intended by God to take place only within the marriage covenant between a man and a woman” remains a cornerstone of the university’s foundation.

Gay Student Sues School District After They Ignore Him Being Bullied

A former Kenosha public schools student says he was bullied and harassed in school for being gay since third grade, and that administrators were "deliberately indifferent" to the hostile environment that forced him to drop out in 11th grade.

Guadalupe Paredes makes the claims in a federal civil rights lawsuit that names Kenosha Unified School District and five administrators as defendants and chronicles a sad struggle to succeed in school. The suit says he is under 20.