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State Laws on Teaching LGBTQ+ History

State laws regarding teaching and learning LGBT laws vary greatly. Some states, such as California, require students to learn about LGBT history. Other states, such as Alabama and Mississippi, have what are often referred to as "No Promo Homo" Laws. Contextualizing and teaching accurate LGBT history is important according to the National Council of Social Studies, the largest professional organization for social studies educators. See the links below for more information about these state laws.

States Requiring Students Learn  LGBTQ+ History

States Banning the Teaching of LGBTQ+ History

These laws are oftentimes called "No-promo Homo" laws

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