This video discusses the debate surrounding public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia adding gender identity to their curriculum. The school board voted to add it in for grades 7 through 12 even though many parents disagreed. The following is the video:
Although this is a controversial topic to be discussed in schools, it is important that children learn about gender identity and sexual orientation while they are younger. If children are exposed to these ideas in their youth, they might be more tolerant and accepting as time goes on. It will also make people feel like they are able to come to terms with their true identity if they are questioning and create a more welcoming environment. As we see in our culture today, when gender identity is not incorporated, some individuals are narrow minded and not accepting of transgenders. It is important that we are educated as a society.