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Feedback: Response to 'homophobic' SPCS Release

Scoop Feedback: Robert Marshall of Rainbow Youth's Response to the SPCS release entitled "Concerns Raised Over Minister and Gay Agenda"
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00141.htm

The SPCS are clearly prejudice against sexual minorities. This kind of homophobia puts undue stress on gay/lesbian/bisexual youth and impairs educational performance. Not just for sexual minorities but for all students. We need to equip teachers with some tools and skills to reduce prejudice against sexual minority youth and to create an inclusive classroom and school environment.

Such attitudes toward differences should not be tolerated. Sexual orientation is the attraction one feels toward either or both sexes. This trait is a "stable, behavioural polymorphism". There are two basic orientations, with 90% accounting for the majority population and around 10% for the minority orientation. Evidence from art history suggests the incidence of the two orientations has been constant for five millennia. Neither orientation is chosen. Neither correlates with any with any disease or mental illness. Neither is Pathological.

What makes you Heterosexual?

Would you be able to change your sexual orientation right now?

Have you told anyone you are straight today? How did they react?

Can you walk down the street with your partner holding hands? Would you prefer to find a gun in a males hand? -- Regards

Robert Marshall
Youth Coordinator
Rainbow Youth

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