Los Angeles Unified School District provides teachers with lesson plan for students that attacks Florida’s parental rights law


The Los Angeles Unified School District has a lesson for teachers on the district’s “Human Relations, Diversity and Equity” page online attacking Florida’s parental rights law. The district explains on the page: “The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity has created an array of short, student-facing Push & Play lessons for educators to utilize in their advisory classes. These lessons may serve as a starting place for educators who wish to adapt them for their unique student populations.” The lesson on Florida’s parental rights law is a PowerPoint presentation titled “Say Gay.”

The lesson explains that Florida’s parental rights law “bans schools from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.” The lesson nicknames the law as “Don’t Say Gay.” The following question is then provided for students: “Do you recall if you received ‘classroom instruction’ about sexual orientation or gender identity between kindergarten and third grade?” The lesson also asks students if they believe there is an issue with a math problem that features the statement “Tommy has two moms.”

The next slide then states “We Say Gay in California” and lists several laws and codes including “The FAIR Education Act,” “The California Healthy Youth Act,” “School Success and Opportunity Act,” and “CA Department of Ed Legal Advisory regarding CA’s antidiscrimination statutes to transgender youth in schools.”

The presentation has a slide for “The FAIR Education Act” and explains that educators must include “the contributions of LGBT Americans” in lessons. Another slide for “The California Healthy Youth Act” explains that “instruction shall affirmatively recognize that people have different sexual orientations, gender expression and gender identity.” Another slide has the updated rainbow flag and asks students: “What is your favorite color to wear?”

The school district promotes a lesson for students titled “Say Gay.”