Continued censorship targeting LGBTQ+ people and Black Americans ignores facts and harms Florida students
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in parallel with the American Psychological Association (APA), condemns the Florida Department of Education’s decision to require the removal of the Gender and Sexuality unit from College Board’s AP Psychology curriculum. Without the inclusion of this unit, College Board will not recognize the course as an AP level class, leaving students who take the censored course ineligible for college credit.
LGBTQ+ Americans are navigating a National State of Emergency, facing attempts across the country to erase LGBTQ+ people and force them back into the closet. After the passage of the “Don’t Say LGBTQ+” law, alongside a plethora of other discriminatory legislation in Florida, the state’s Department of Education has moved forward with requiring the removal of gender identity and sexual orientation from their psychology curriculum, caving to anti-LGBTQ+ extremists and hindering Florida students interested in further pursuing this field in higher education.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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