Make it mandatory for LGBTQ+ sexual health compulsory in sex education

Make it mandatory for LGBTQ+ sexual health compulsory in sex education

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Jessica Pilley started this petition to Gavin Williamson and

In school, we received little to no education around sexual health in any same sex or any relationships in the LGBTQ+ community. This leaves children at risk of not practicing safe sex due to a lack of awareness. On the government website it states schools are “strongly encouraged” to teach LGBTQ+ sexual education. It’s just not good enough. It’s 2020. It absolutely needs to be compulsory. Why is heterosexual sex any more important than any other sex? We would hope we are living in a country which is ever evolving and becoming more inclusive. Yet, in the classroom the idea of LGBTQ+ relationships are completely devalued. It’s scary to think how this could affect a minor struggling with their sexuality. The education system, as it is now, denormalises LGBTQ+ sex in this way. The lack of exposure in the safe and calm environment of one’s classroom can lead many curious children in the LGBTQ+ community to stumble across inappropriate, misleading and potentially damaging websites trying to educate themselves about safe sex. The lack of normalisation around LGBTQ+ sex, inevitably leads to casual homophobia and a built in sense that heterosexual relationships are the “social norm”, ultimately alienating people in the LGBTQ+ community. This is something which must change for the health of the generation to come. 

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