So the discussion yesterday was that we are forced to learn straight history in schools and that gay history isn't allowed and it's unfair. Soooo, I never knew that history had a sexuality. The good question was raised, if gay history was to be taught, what would be taught? Based on actual events, and happenings. What would that include? And what is straight history?
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:47 PM on May. 10, 2011
The best way I can think to put it is I remember hearing people say we don't need black history month that history is good enough period and people would say all other history is white history because it didn't focus enough/hardly at all on black people. I think that was the point the person trying to make using the gay/straight aspect.
At least that was my take.
Answer by Charis76 at 5:46 PM on May. 10, 2011
I would imagine that like I said yesterday things like the right to marry the battles fought over it, deaths because of being gay, discrimination in general, don't ask don't tell, etc.
As far as straight history I guess they mean all other history.
Answer by Charis76 at 5:40 PM on May. 10, 2011
Well, I don't mind if they want to teach about laws against discrimination of ALL kinds, but not just one. But that doesn't really seem like history to me. It's more like ethics
The question yesterday refrenced a different article then the one I read about a month or so ago. In that article it said what was to be included would be left up to the districts. I just assumed the schools would focus on the civil rights aspects, at least that is what I think of when I hear gay history.
Answer by Charis76 at 5:53 PM on May. 10, 2011
This article goes into some more depth as well as what some schools are already teaching if you are interested.
Answer by Charis76 at 6:03 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:21 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:54 PM on May. 10, 2011
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