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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Councilman Daniel Dromm Proposes Local Version Of SB 48

If openly gay NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm gets his way, public schools in Gotham may see their own version of California's LGBT history bill.
Queens City Council Member Daniel Dromm, who is openly gay, introduced a resolution asking the Department of Education to implement such a curriculum and acquire the textbooks needed to teach it. The announcement came on National Coming Out Day, an event held every year since 1988 that encourages gay people to open up about their sexuality. Proponents said teaching students about the contributions of gay individuals would lead to a greater feeling of safety among all students regardless of sexual orientation.
New York City's public school system is by far the largest in the nation, with over 1.1 million students at more than 1700 schools.

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