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Mothers challenge protesters against LGBT lessons outside Birmingham school

Ella Braidwood March 29, 2019
Mother outside Anderton Park school in Birmingham

Protesters outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham.

Two mothers have challenged protesters of LGBT+ inclusive education outside a primary school in Birmingham.

Imarah Forrester, whose son attends Anderton Park Primary School in Moseley, challenged protesters outside the school, where demonstrations have been held for the past nine days against its LGBT+ inclusive curriculum, reports Birmingham Live.

Forrester told one protester: “It is disgusting what you are doing, outside a primary school, scaring kids,” she shouted.

“The school is doing nothing wrong. You need to stop this.”

Mother tells protester: “The school is doing nothing wrong”

Forrester, who is a support worker, continued: “There have been tears.

“Some of the protesters are not even parents here.

“If they spoke to the head like I have, they might understand there is nothing about sex at all. It’s nonsense.”

“The school is simply telling children that everyone is equal and that there are different families. They have nothing to be frightened of.”

—Vicky Fisher

Another mother, Vicky Fisher, whose four year old child attends the school, can be seen in a video published by Birmingham Live confronting one of the protesters carrying a “we are not homophobic” sign.

In the video, the protester can be heard attempting to call over a police officer in a bid to stop the mother.

Fisher told Birmingham Live: “These protests are really upsetting to hear. It is not right that they are protesting outside a school, particularly when their complaints are not justified.

“The school is simply telling children that everyone is equal and that there are different families. They have nothing to be frightened of.”

Watch the video below:

Birmingham headteacher says “nothing” will change over teaching on LGBT+ issues

Anderton Park Primary School headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson recently told PinkNews that it would not stop its LGBT+ inclusive curriculum.

“Equality is a real strength of ours, the children talk about it all the time,” she told PinkNews.

“We want to usualise the language of equality.”

Hewitt-Clarkson added: “I am utterly passionate about all equality probably because I am a woman and, as an educator, I think if I don’t educate about these things then who will?”

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