News from SHAG (Sexual Health and Gender Justice Group)
Next meeting is 8/17 at 3 pm online- to be facilitated by Rev. Laurel.
Please support the Healthy Youth Act to update sex ed in public schools! Its like OWL for all the kids in the state!! Let the Mass state administration know if you support this updated bill for sex ed in public schools - they need letters of support BEFORE AUGUST 28. We need YOU to submit a comment showing your support for these updated guidelines. Sign the letter here.
Please see the attached message from Planned Parenthood for more info:
Massachusetts’ health education guidelines, which inform the sex and relationship education taught in our schools, haven’t been updated since 1999. But with your help, sex education in Massachusetts could finally enter the 21st century!
On June 21, the Healey-Driscoll administration released a new draft of the comprehensive health and physical education curriculum framework. This LGBTQ+ inclusive, medically accurate, and developmentally- and age-appropriate framework outlines guidelines for health and physical education for preK-12 public school students in Massachusetts. It’s also in alignment with the Healthy Youth Act, one of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts’ (PPAF’s) priority bills for the 2023-24 legislative session.