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Parents object to LGBT equality classes

A programme that promotes LGBT equality and challenges homophobia in primary schools has caused concern. (Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

PARENTS at several primary schools in Birmingham have contacted school management to express their unhappiness over lessons on LGBT rights.

Parkfield community school in Birmingham was recently in the news after parents staged protests over the No Outsiders lessons. Parents claimed that the programme, designed to challenge homophobia, promoted “LGBT ways of life”.

The Parkfield community school has suspended the programme indefinitely until a resolution could be reached with parents.

The Leigh Trust in Birmingham has also suspended the No Outsiders programme at some of its primary schools, reports said. In a letter to parents, the trust said it would halt the programme at Leigh primary in Washwood Heath until the completion of a full consultation with parents.

The suspension will affect three other primary schools that are managed by the trust.

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