The Fairbanks School Board is looking to set aside the entire month of October to promote “LGBTQ History Month,” amongst the 12,700 students enrolled in the local school district.

The resolution is on the Sept. 5 meeting agenda, citing “substantial contributions” of LGBTQ individuals, and calling them a “growing asset to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.”

In blocking off October to promote various LGBTQ “accomplishments,” the school board resolution states the goal is to highlight the “contributions of LGBTQ individuals, role models, and historical events from across the country and community.”

The resolution boasts that the Fairbanks District is “a role model for inclusion, equity, protection, and representation,” and states that LGBTQ History Month will “expose the prejudice and discrimination that LGBTQ people face based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.”

If the resolution passes, schools across the district will be encouraged to positively promote LGBTQ issues and ideology.


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Fairbanks School Board looks to make October ‘LGBTQ History Month’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.