Muslim mums protested
Last week a group of Muslim mums protested outside a primary school in Birmingham because there disagreed with a programme called ..... that taught kids about LGBTQ relationships. The Assistant Headteacher at that school is gay and had told this to the children. The school had 98% Muslim children and many Muslims (depending on interpretation of religious texts) believe that homosexuality is haram.
You can read the full news story here: https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/mums-protest-outside-school-for-promoting-homosexuality-to-their-kids_uk_5c4f0fb0e4b0e1872d45e941?ec_carp=8627258581540895670
“Do men get married to men?”
Mini Me 1 and Mini Me 2 are at primary school. This story got me thinking about the best age to tell kids about homosexuality. With my kids it happened organically. We were watching Couples Come Dine With Me on TV and one of the couples were two gay men. Mini Me 1 and Mini Me 2 were both surprised by this and asked “do men get married to men”? I replied “yes sometimes they do” and that was the end of the conversation. Then they’ve also asked me what gay meant and I gave them a simple explanation. I feel that it’s important for kids to know and helps to prevent homophobia as they get older.
On this week’s podcast The Sisterhood of a MummyImperfect I spoke to my panel about this and also got several other mums opinions. Have a listen to the clip above.
If you’d like to listen to the rest of the episode click this link:
Also let me know your thoughts. When do you think is the best time to talk to kids about LGBTQ relationships? Or do you think it shouldn’t be spoken about until necessary?