I was looking at my local newspaper’s website today and noticed that they were running a poll about whether public schools in the United States should include LGBTQ+ History in the school curriculum starting as low as elementary school. The poll results (shockingly, since I live in Alabama) were in favor of adding this history to the curriculum.
My question is not only whether or not it should be integrated into something like American History, but also what kind of subjects would this cover? Does this face many of the same issues as integrating modern history into classrooms? What is the nature of LGBTQ+ history before the mid 20th century? I’d love to hear people’s input!