New School Year Begins with First LGBTQ+ Studies Class

A social studies course on LGBTQ issues debuted Monday with the start of the new school year at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

10 high schools, including Richard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein, are offering this one semester course that is for a half credit. It is described in MCPS’ course curriculum as an interdisciplinary exploration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning identity, history and culture. It is designed, according to the curriculum, for all students whether or not they identify as LGBTQ+.

The Board of Education unanimously approved adding this class on May 12, 2020 as an elective for 11th and 12th graders who already have taken U.S. History.

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Suzanne Pollak

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Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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