Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SF Schools Will Keep Sessions on Homophobia.

Byline: Diana Heil Journal Staff Writer

Santa Fe Public Schools health teachers who request Project GLYPH workshops will be allowed to use the new anti-homophobia and anti-violence curriculum for the rest of the school year despite a call to stop its use.

Sandra Wechsler, the curriculum's author for the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, announced at Tuesday's school board meeting the title has been changed from "An Anti-Homophobia, Prejudice-Reduction Curriculum" to "Valuing Differences."

And definitions for homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual no longer describe them as "normal."

Apparently, though, those changes aren't enough to satisfy some local Christians, though the curriculum is voluntary for middle and high school health teachers to use and requires parental consent before a workshop is conducted. …

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