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Right now, a group of parents in Altona, MB are applying enormous pressure on Borderland School Division to remove anti-homophobic education from school curriculum and support cards for LGBQTI students in classrooms which state that, "As an Ally, I envision a society that embraces, values, and celebrates diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions. . . As an Ally, I am committed to the elimination of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and heterosexism." Parents are claiming that the terminology is not "age appropriate" for children and are equating LGBQTI issues as a "topic that is as offensive as murder, suicide, and death." (source:http://www.altonaecho.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?archive=true&e=3451969).

The recent barrage of homophobic rants and criticism of staff members at the school has left in its wake more re-victimization of LGBTQI youth in Altona. The debate has largely been one-sided in Altona, with parents passing homophobic petitions around in the streets. We must make our voice louder. If the School Board complies with these parents wishes, the youth of Altona and surrounding areas will further be compromised of a valuable education in respect and inclusivity.

Sign the petition to keep anti-homophobic education in West Park Elementary School and then spread the word - - it will be delivered to Ms. Krista Curry's office on Tuesday before the school board decides the fate of the cards on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Letter to
Superintendent of Border Land School Division Ms. Krista Curry
Board Chair of Border Land School Division Mr. Craig Smiley,
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ms. Krista Curry, Superintendent of Borderland School Division.

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Keep Anti-Homophobic Education in West Park Elementary School!

Right now, a group of parents in Altona, MB are applying enormous pressure on Borderland School Division to remove anti-homophobic education from school curriculum and support cards for LGBQTI students in classrooms which state that, "As an Ally, I envision a society that embraces, values, and celebrates diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions. . . As an Ally, I am committed to the elimination of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and heterosexism." Parents are claiming that the terminology is not "age appropriate" for children and are equating LGBQTI issues as a "topic that is as offensive as murder, suicide, and death." (source: http://www.altonaecho.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3452146).

The recent barrage of homophobic rants and criticism of staff members at the school has left in its wake more re-victimization of LGBTQI youth in Altona. The debate has largely been one-sided in Altona, with parents passing homophobic petitions around in the streets. We must make our voice louder. If the School Board complies with these parents wishes, the youth of Altona and surrounding areas will further be compromised of a valuable education in respect and inclusivity.

Sign the petition to keep anti-homophobic education in West Park Elementary School and then spread the word - - it will be delivered to Ms. Krista Curry's office on Tuesday before the school board decides the fate of the cards on Wednesday, February 22nd.
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Sincerely,