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LGBTQ History Will Be Taught In Illinois Public Schools

SPRINGFIELD, IL — As of July 20, 2020, Illinois public schools will be required by law to educate students on the history of the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and Illinois. According to several reports, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 246 Friday, making the subject a teaching requirement in Illinois public school starting next year.

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For public schools, the measure states “the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”

Additional mandates included in the bill are those for the history of several groups including African Americans, Irish, Hispanic and Asian Americans, and illegal deportation during the Great Depression. Read More

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