Once we performed lessons which could’ve included those subject areas, I seated here frightened that they would discuss getting gay.
Rachel, once you’re in additional class Section 28 was gone, also it was okay to speak about LGBTQ+ folk and problems during the classroom. Did you witness that?
Not really a bit. Literally generally not very. Not in gender Ed, there had beenno special sessions or things such as that. Teachers were completely unequipped.
Whenever we did lessons that could’ve included those topics, I sat there terrified that they would talk about being gay. I was scared that if people got given definitions or terminology, then I’d be labelled as the lesbian and excluded or bullied in a way that I never had been before. Continue reading “I know that my loved ones comprise queer, but ‘lesbian’ felt like a dirty keyword at school.” An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ education in schools