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Should education systems begin providing LGBT education for their students?

Teen LGBT role model Jacob Rudolph came out at an acting awards ceremony on January 23, 2013. On his CNN interview with Don Lemon, Rudolph says he's thinking about proposing a new bill for LGBT education in the education system in Texas. What do you think about this bill?

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  • Val K.

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    Feb 7 2013: I think that schools should have more initiatives to embrace differences and teach our children that a more diverse community makes for a richer community. I disagree with the idea that we should ignore our differences and take refuge in the idea that we are all the same. At our core, yes we are all connected and a part of the same human spirit. But we are all uniquely different, each and everyone of us. Instead of pretending that these differences do not exist, we have to embrace them, celebrate them and move forward.

    Once we move past our differences, imagine what a massively productive, charismatic place the world will be. Just llike in iO Tillett Wright's Fifty shades of gay, we are not all meant to be activists standing up for basic rights that should not require our advocacy. All people are meant to be treated with the same amount of dignity and respect, regardless of sexual preference, religious affiliation, racial background, age, sex etc. I

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