Toronto School Board to Ask All High School Students Their Sexual Orientation

Excerpted from Toronto School Board to Ask All High School Students Their Sexual Orientation, by Gudrun Schultz, published Sept 5, 2006, by LifeSite News

The Toronto District School Board is introducing a survey asking high school students to self-identify their sexual orientation, the Canadian Press reported last week.

Ontario students will be asked to provide voluntary information on a variety of questions—for students in grades nine to twelve, those questions will include whether they identify as straight, gay, “lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, queer or two-spirited (an aboriginal term).”

Experts in the field of children’s mental health have suggested the trend in schools toward determining child sexual orientation is dangerously misplaced. George A. Rekers, Ph. D., research director for child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, stated that children are particularly vulnerable to confusion in the development of their sexual identity.

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This article was posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2006 at 6:58 pm and is filed under 03 - Bisexual, 04 - Gender Confusion (Transgender), 05 - Two-Spirited, 06 - Queer, Canada, Canada, Gender 'Fluidity' (Confusion), GLBTQ Targeting Youth and Schools. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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