If you’ve heard the term “Safe Schools” lately, it is because a social debate is going down in Australia regarding educating children about LGBT issues in schools.

The Safe Schools Coalition in Australia provides a national, government-funded program “aimed at creating safe and supportive school environments for same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse people.”

The program, which launched in the state of Victoria in 2010 and nationally in 2014, seeks to provide an education framework to help LGBTQI teens deal with daily issues and reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying and discrimination in Australia schools. (LGBTQI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning and intersex.) Read more…

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Safe Schools: Everything you need to know about the controversial LGBT program