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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: February 3, 2021 11:30 AM
From: Representative Brian Sims
To: All House members
Subject: Teaching LGBTQ+ History
History has forgotten the lives and achievements of thousands of LGBTQ+ people because it was not safe for them to live openly and honestly. Many of the most famous LGBTQ+ figures in history, like Alan Turing, Bayard Rustin, and James Baldwin lived in the last century. This enforced invisibility over centuries has given many people the false impression that LGBTQ+ people have few or no meaningful contributions to culture, politics, or history.
It is crucial that students learn about the true history and culture of LGBTQ+ people, the progress that has been achieved and the struggles that remain. Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation to ensure that LGBTQ+ history is taught in schools.

Introduced as HB1415