--For the 2004 National History Project, a Social Studies teacher at Winchester HighSchool assigned Plato's
to his 9th grade honors class. The central theme of this so-called "classic" from ancient Greece is that love between a man and a man and between a manand a boy is nobler than that between a man and a woman. (
We do not have documentation onthis, only verbal report
)-- Gay and lesbian advocates, some of whom are teachers and school physicians, areworking on new gay-friendly curriculum designed for Kindergarten and up.
(MassNews, Sept.15, 2004.)
-- The Boston Gay & Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is
setting “the tonefor nontraditional gender role play” for
. To help get the LGBT message across toyounger children, teachers can turn to an array of educational products, many of them availablefrom GLSEN. Early readers include
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads,
and the recentpublication
King and King
depicting same-sex marriage.
(City Journal, Spring 2003)
-- April 27, 2005, David Parker confronted Lexington Elementary School officials with abook titled,
Who’s In a Family
that was assigned reading for his five-year-old son. The book depicts same-sex parents as a normative family equal to a traditional family of a father andmother. When Mr. Parker insisted the school comply with Massachusetts law requiring schoolsto notify parents when sexual issues are part of the curriculum, he was arrested for trespassing.
(Boston Herald, April 28, 2005)
-- Mrs. Robin Wirthlin
concerned when her second-grade son said his teacher read abook in his Lexington, MA school about two princes who got married
asked the school forforewarning if such books would be read in the future. Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash saidthe school has no legal obligation to notify parents about the book.
Lexington is committed toteaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal.
Boston Globe, April 20, 2006
)-- September 27, 2005, Massachusetts Department of Education announces that schoolofficials have no obligation to notify parents of discussions, activities, or materials that simplyreference same-gender parents or that otherwise recognize the existence of differences in sexualorientation.
(Article 8 News, October 15, 2005)
-- Oct 2005, Thomas Bousnakis, Social Science teacher at Hudson High Schoolannounced that he is openly gay and proudly told his class about his engagement to be married toanother man.
The school’s chapter of the Gay
-Straight Alliance has posters up around the schoolwith p
hotos of “famous” homosexuals
(reported to MFI by concerned parent).
November, 2006, third graders at the Franklin Elementary School in Newton wereterrified when a GLSEN social worker described to the class the details of a male to female sexchange o
peration. School authorities defended the event as “a teachable moment.”(
Newton Tab, November 8, 2006