California may be the first state to include gay leaders in school history books

Senator Mark Leno hopes the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act has more support during its second attempt to get passed. FAIR would require public school materials to include the historical contributions of gay people as a way to fight bullying. It’s similar to a bill approved by the CA legislature in ’06 but vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger. The bill would ensure that GLBT Americans are recognized in history school books for their important historical contributions to the economic, political, and social development of California. Pictured are Gay Liberation/LA co-founders Morris Kight (l) and Don Kilhefner (r) in 1971.

[via KIONRightNow.com]

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