Support LGBTQ+ History in Schools

Target: Brigadier General Warner I. Sumpter (Ret.), President, Maryland State Board of Education

Goal: Teach students LGBTQ+ history in social studies classes.

Too many states allow public schools to gloss over the attributions of famous LGBTQ+ citizens. Stonewall and the legalization of gay marriage are absent from history books. Maryland is attempting to change this. New legislation in the state is requiring that schools teach LGBTQ+ history. Sign the petition to show support for such an important endeavor.

Nearly 50 delegates and senators have backed this legislation. They argue that only by including LGBTQ+ history in social studies classes can we teach a “complete story of America.”

This action is momentous. Finally, students may be able to see a bit of themselves in their history books. The Maryland Department of Education has yet to make this change official. Sign the petition supporting this new inclusive history curriculum.


Dear President Sumpter,

Maryland may become one of the first states in the United States to require that public schools teach LGBTQ+ history in social studies classes. For the first time in their lives, some students may be able to see a bit of themselves in their lessons.

It is so important that education reflect the real world and the real students being taught. I ask that you support this new legislation and make it official.


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