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Subject: Welcoming Schools
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 3:24 PM ET
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I think this is great!  My friend, who is a pre-k teacher, just sent me the link:

http://www.welcomingschools.org/

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 4:49 PM ET
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Very, very cool. I wish it were something mandatory. Not just for the sake of gay families but, for all families that don't meet the "norm".

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 7:06 PM ET
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That's awesome Jessie... I agree with Charlie, I wish it was the norm for all :)  I'm sick of teachers refusing to give my child something pink when he's asked for it in that color.... this summer he's actually started calling things "girl things" and "boy things"... so DH and I have got some re-teaching to do (like when his two toys were getting married, and both were girls, I told him it was okay for 2 girls to get married, even though he was insisting that his car just had a girl name but was a boy so it could marry the pink horse..... what can I say he's quite imaginiative! hee hee)

I'm going to forward the info onto his current school, they'll be far more receptive than the public school's here (and maybe provide the link on my website as well! )

Peace!

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 7:30 PM ET
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Awesome, Sam!!!

You guys are great parents:)

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:24 PM ET
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This is related to schools, youth, and books....

    I have periodically checked what my County Library has in terms of LGBTQ books, and I noticed that they have very very few LGBTQ Young Adult Books.

    Initially, I thought that maybe they weren't too many targeted LGBTQ for younger audiences, but with my review of PBS titles, I notice that there are a good supply of them.

    So here is my question...Is it the schools then that tend to carry the Young Adult titles, or is it just that my County Library needs to expand their holdings?

   Thanks in advance for any feedback...

  

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 3:47 AM ET
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Richard it probably depends on the school district.  As for the library - the library here usually keeps books that are in highert demand - if something sits on a shelf too long it gets culled.  You might just want to ask the person in charge of colledctions why they seem to have a dearth of YA GBLT lit.

Jessie, thanks for posting that!  It will be interesting to see if the elementary that J will go to will include any of that curricula. I have neighbors that are hoping to find a school for their daughter that is welcoming.  I think I have her talked in to trying our preschool next year, but the school district is a whole nother issue.