A middle school health class quizzed students on definitions of sexual identity, and parents are not happy
Ah, middle school. Algebra class, first kisses, braces, high-top Converse kicks, and LGBTQ terminology quizzes about sexual identity. *record scratch* Um, what? Maybe not the latter part — you’d think. But a teacher at a Georgia-based middle school recently popped an LGBTQ vocabulary quiz, and parents are angry about it.
Some students attending Lithonia Middle School in Georgia were given a test on sexual orientations during their health class. The content of the quiz — fill-in-the-blanks, of course — asked about the definitions of gay, lesbian, female, queer, and other terms alike.
Photos of the quiz obtained by Fox 5 Atlanta showed prompts like “A man who is attracted to men” (gay), “A person who identifies as a woman” (female), and “A broad term that can include gay, lesbian and bisexual people, as well as others who don’t identify as straight” (queer).
A few of the parents were not thrilled that their children were being exposed to such information.
Some think it’s better to teach kids about sexual identity and preference at home.
However, other parents weren’t as upset about the quiz and had another stance.
Despite the back-and-forth between parents, authorities at the school are initiating an investigation and will be taking the matters into their own hands.