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Australian education minister bans schools from showing documentary about LGBT families

Post by feelthelove on Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:01 pm

An Australian education minister has come under fire for banning every public school in his area from screening a film about children with gay parents.

New South Wales Education Minister Adrian Piccoli refused to let around 50 schools around the country screen the documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, which was going to be shown as part of the nationwide ‘Wear It Purple’ day, an event that supports the inclusion of LGBT pupils in schools.

Piccoli told 2GB Radio that the documentary, which looks at the lives of families with same-sex parents and was given a PG rating in Australia, wasn’t being shown because it wasn’t on the school curriculum.

“During school hours we expect them to be doing maths and English and curriculum matters. This movie is not part of the curriculum and that’s why I’ve made that direction.”

The move has been criticised by the Sydney-based anti-homophobia group behind Wear It Purple day, who aim to stop “ignorance, bullying and suicides” caused by discrimination towards LGBT people.

The director of Gayby Baby, Maya Newell, told The Guardian that the film is less concerned about the sexualities of the parents and more about the development of the children.

"The film is so innocent. It’s actually much more about four kids who are traversing oncoming puberty, who are dealing with the trials and tribulations of growing up. The fact they have gay parents is really minor."

Sydney MP Alex Greenwich called the decision “absurd and deeply disappointing”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/australian-education-minister-bans-schools-from-showing-documentary-about-lgbt-families-10473368.html

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:07 pm

Not on the school curriculum??

Erm no, but it's on life's curriculum!!!

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:48 pm

the hard Right are running scared..they know they have lost the battle but they are digging their heels in none the less, as soon as Abbott is gone they will surrender to the inevitable. At the moment he has literally said that he will demote any member of the Liberal party(RW) that votes to allow same sex marriage. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Because he hates gays so much he would prefer to subvert democracy than allow than to marry Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:26 am

veya_victaous wrote:the hard Right are running scared..they know they have lost the battle but they are digging their heels in none the less, as soon as Abbott is gone they will surrender to the inevitable. At the moment he has literally said that he will demote any member of the Liberal party(RW) that votes to allow same sex marriage. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Because he hates gays so much he would prefer to subvert democracy than allow than to marry Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

What does "demote" mean?

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:10 pm

Good move in stopping this being shown.




"The film is so innocent. It’s actually much more about four kids who are traversing oncoming puberty, who are dealing with the trials and tribulations of growing up. The fact they have gay parents is really minor."


Really???


Then why include the 'gay parents' bit at all???


More twisted propaganda that has no place in any education system.



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