SCHOOL BELLES

Does Discussing Queers In Schools “Produce” LGBT Students?

Groups like the National Organization for Marriage would like everyone to think that mentioning LGBTs in schools will defy parental morals and turn kids queer. They consider heterosexuality the only sexual identity worth mentioning and act as if queerness can be instilled in others the same way some math students grow up to become mathematicians. That’s bunk of course, but it makes one wonder, does discussing LGBTs make others feel like they can explore their queer identity? University of California professor. Dr. Judith Butler says yes, but she adds, “it doesn’t produce homosexuals.” Heck even the leader of an anti-gay hate group knows that people don’t choose to be queer. Someone should tell NOM.

Via The New Civil Rights Movement