California will be the first state in the country to use history books that are LGBT-inclusive textbooks for K-8 classrooms. The state board of education originally rejected two books that didn’t include LGBT history. California passed a law back in 2011 called the Fair Education Act that requires teaching LGBT history in the social sciences curriculum.
This long fought victory is the next step for California students to learn about the contributions and history of LGBTQ people,” said Zbur. “Approval of these textbooks means that California schools will now have access to approved materials that accurately represent LGBTQ people, and Equality California applauds the State Board of Education for this historic decision,” Rick Zbur, the executive director of Equality California, said.