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Gay kids in school : they do not realise how far society has come.

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Talkinpeace Sun 07-Jul-13 17:09:39

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

which can only be for the good?

Bonsoir Fri 12-Jul-13 16:29:51

I don't mind people getting married providing it is a private affair and I know they are committed and respectful and free-thinking!

But teachers' weddings being used as some kind of example for poor unwitting DC... eeugh.

curryeater Fri 12-Jul-13 16:36:16

I totally get you Bonsoir.

Bonsoir Fri 12-Jul-13 16:45:51


curryeater Fri 12-Jul-13 17:15:22

(also, weddings are tacky)
[runs away]

Talkinpeace Fri 12-Jul-13 18:37:05

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!

wordfactory Fri 12-Jul-13 18:45:16

And there was me assuming Bonsoir that you weren't married to avoid the sill married persons tax laws in France wink...

Would now be a good time to mention that it is my wedding anniversary today? Sixteen years grin.

Talkinpeace Fri 12-Jul-13 18:47:32

flowers wordfactory hope you are having fizzy in the sunshine

wordfactory Fri 12-Jul-13 18:52:39

Talkin DH isn't back yet (on route from Moscow)...should be home for 8pm. But the fizz is in the fridge and I have made chocolate fondants grin.

curryeater Fri 12-Jul-13 20:54:30

congratulations wordfactory

FastLoris Sat 13-Jul-13 22:03:17

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.

Talkinpeace Sat 13-Jul-13 22:47:28

I cannot quite explain how pleased I am to have posts that say "my selective school gets it" because it proves the change is pervasive

I can still utterly visualie the evening at the Eltham College school disco
"sing if you're happy THIS way"

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