A petition urging the government to ban anti-LGBT material from schools is half way to the threshold for forcing a government response.
The person who posted it says schools have recently had an “influx” of anti-LGBT publications.
“We are asking that any and all material, that is first and foremost designed to give a negative view of the LGBT+ community, be removed from schools”, Sarah Woodall’s petition says.
She gives examples of the sort of subjects that are aimed at affecting pupils:
- recommendations for conversion therapy
- scaremongering about conditions which aren’t legally recognised
- encouraging stuff to break equality laws
- giving false information about treatment for transgender children
On 14th Sept the petition had reached 5,461 signatures on the petition.parliament.uk website.
At 10,ooo signatures the government has to give a response, and at 100,000 it would be considered for a debate in Parliament.
It has six months to reach the targets.