To all curricula. Math, music, history.
The resolution would call on the department of education to “ensure that same-sex families and LBGTTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, two-spirited, queer) people and themes are reflected in all curricula.”
A music teacher, Olson said he’s seen many essays about how many children Bach had, but none that acknowledged Tchaikovsky was gay and how that and his society’s attitudes might have affected his music.
History courses don’t tell students that until recently, being homosexual was illegal and gays and lesbians faced severe punishment under the law, he said.
Even an advanced math class studying string theory might discuss how British mathematician Alan Turing was driven to suicide when his homosexuality was made public: “That would be central to a very powerful math class conversation,” said Olson.
Following the provincial education curricula is mandatory for Manitoba’s public and private schools.