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Parents are planning another mass protest outside Birmingham school over LGBT+ classes

Parents from Parkfield Community school are planning a protest outside the school on Thursday over LGBT+ equality classes.

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Parkfield Community Primary school in Birmingham is to become a protest ground for parents who are against the school’s plans to hold No Outsiders classes – a campaign where the ethos is to promote LGBT+ equality, inclusivity and to question transphobia and homophobia in primary schools.

In an interview on Facebook live on the ArunRock community page, one community leader said that there was to be a mass protest outside the school on Thursday and told viewers to attend whether they were parents of children at the school or not.

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On Friday last week, around 600 children were removed by their parents from the school in protest of the No Outsiders lesson.

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The school have said that there are no plans to hold these lesson this term – as it focuses on religious studies for the rest of the term.

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A statement from the group reads,

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“The majority of parents at Parkfield are extremely unhappy with the fact that no consultation has taken place on the age appropriateness of the material used to teach their children.

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“As a result of this most parents have signed a letter to the governors calling for the immediate abolition of the “No Outsiders” programme.

“As parents we have a right over our children & want to make sure we are consulted what is being taught.”

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