#DontEraseUs: A Campaign to End Anti-LGBT Curriculum Laws

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We go to school to learn about the world and how we fit into it. But in 8 states, LGBT students face legal barriers to learning about the lives and experiences of people like them. Join Lambda Legal to learn more about these laws and how we can support students in these states.

Anti-LGBT curriculum laws are laws that restrict or prohibit the discussion of LGBT issues in the classroom. They are also sometimes informally called “no promo homo” laws.  Some of these laws actually require schools to portray LGBT people in a negative light. Others prohibit schools from portraying LGBT people in a positive light.

These laws are harmful and stigmatizing to LGBT students. For example, Alabama and Texas specifically mandate that, in certain curricula related to sexual health education, students must be taught that being gay “is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public.” Meanwhile, Arizona prohibits instruction that “portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style” in certain curriculum. Other states with anti-LGBT curriculum laws include Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah.

To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions on these anti-LGBT curriculum laws.

Lambda Legal is campaigning to eliminate this form of classroom discrimination, but we need your help to spread the word.  Especially if you’re a student, we want to hear from you.

Join our campaign.