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Tron123 Fri 14-Nov-14 23:37:34

Recently I was touring a secondary school and there was a display board about 6ft by 4ft with LBGT issues in bold. Has anyone visited/seen similar displays in a school, is this common?

moonrocket Fri 14-Nov-14 23:39:40

How is it inappropriate? Are you homophobic?

stargirl1701 Fri 14-Nov-14 23:41:48

I hope so! It seems very appropriate in a secondary school.

18yearstooold Fri 14-Nov-14 23:42:11

Not inappropriate and very relevant in a high school -what's your issue?

moonrocket Fri 14-Nov-14 23:46:00

In what way inappropriate in a secondary school? Can't teenagers be L, G, B or T then?

bearleftmonkeyright Fri 14-Nov-14 23:50:57

Sounds extremely appropriate to me.

PenelopePitstops Fri 14-Nov-14 23:56:12

How is this not appropriate?

HowsTheSerenity Fri 14-Nov-14 23:59:08

Seriously!
What kind of inappropriate display? Instructional diagrams?

Hakluyt Sat 15-Nov-14 00:01:10

What sort of pictures were on it?

Iggi999 Sat 15-Nov-14 00:02:53

I have such posters in my classroom.
...and?

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Madlizzy Sat 15-Nov-14 00:15:55

I'm not scared

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Iggi999 Sat 15-Nov-14 00:38:36

For you OP

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CattyCatCat Sat 15-Nov-14 00:56:08

I find it utterly appropriate. Lesbian, trans, gay, bi or straight whatever you are that's just great.

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ItAllGetsBetter Sat 15-Nov-14 01:15:03

Was there gay and lesbian porn plastered all over it? If not then what exactly is inappropriate? Educating children about diversity in the world they live in?

Ericaequites Sat 15-Nov-14 02:16:15

I hope this display listed resources available at the school, locally, and nationally, including books and websites. LGBT teens often feel very depressed or alone.

Tron123 Sat 15-Nov-14 07:27:47

The title of the thread should have been rephrased as what I was asking about was whether this type of display was commonplace in secondary schools. The appropriateness I was referring to was this display having a high prominence around 11 and 12 year olds, the term "age appropriate" would have been more apt and I apologise for not having made that clear in the original message. Equally had I seen pictures of heterosexual couples kissing I would also be surprised. My post was not intended to cause offence but ask the question and could have been phrased better.

FunkyBoldRibena Sat 15-Nov-14 07:30:02

So what is your issue exactly?

18yearstooold Sat 15-Nov-14 08:07:49

Have you met an 11/12 year old lately?

Perfectly appropriate and perfectly right it should be there, educating, dispelling myths and providing support

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sat 15-Nov-14 08:10:07

It's not in the least bit inappropriate. One of DDs friends came out at 13 (total non-event the kids couldn't have been less bothered - much frothing from a couple of parents though)

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