- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer a course on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies.

“Twenty-eight percent of our students identify as LGBTQ,” Lyndsey Schlax, a social studies teacher at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, told a local CBS affiliate.

Ms. Schlax has been working with human rights activist Cleve Jones, who was mentored by San Francisco’s Harvey Milk, to create a curriculum that covers terminology and the broad history of LGBTQ issues, CBS reported.

The class at the public arts high school begins this fall.

“We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women, what it’s been like for transgender people,” Ms. Schlax told the station.


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