Was collecting DD from an event at school the other day and one of her incredibly camp friends was tease flirting with some of the boys. And they all just take it as read. that one is blonde that one is tall that one is a girl that one is gay that one is brown and I realised how incredible the change is from 30 years ago when I was at school and Tom Robinson was in the charts.
People may moan about education BUT the tolerance and acceptance being developed in our children will allow them to get the maximum potential out of everybody without the racial and sexual constraints we faced
curryeater I told you Bonsoir would have thought it through!
I agree about the "example" angle - that is not what DCs school did.
They used it as an excuse to go to the church (c of e school) to look around with no service on, to learn that relationships should not be short term rubbish and the older kids looked at surname protocols in different countries (which I found interesting)
When another person later had a v v late miscarriage, they had some perspective as to why she was so wrecked for a while.
All about understanding and respecting the viewpoints of others
which is neatly back at my OP
PS my wedding was not tacky, it was a blast : I now have to have my wedding dress reduced 4 sizes so I can wear it for my 20th anniversary dinner!
I've been stuck by the same thing as the OP in regard to my DS's school. There is one boy in his class who is openly gay (and my son is only in year 8), and DS comes home with stories of very overtly camp things this boy has said and done, without the slightest hint that anybody cares or would bully him for it.
I don't pretend that all schools are that way, of course. But even the fact that some are, even if only a minority, is still an incredibly positive development from when I went to school.
Oh... except that my DS is at a grammar school, so I must have imagined it all. Silly me.