Recently, GLSEN joined a number of organizations in demanding that all students' sexuality education be LGBT-inclusive. On Twitter, people across the country shared their stories about sex ed in their schools, making clear that we need to create change. Here's some of what they had to say.
What was your sex ed like? Join the conversation by clicking here to tweet using the hashtag #MySexEd.
#MySexEd erased my existence as a queer person, made teachers avoid eye contact, made my classmates laugh at me when I showed distress.
— Aiden Ramirez-Tatum (@aidenskr) December 2, 2015
#mysexed preached abstinence, abstinence, abstinence, pregnancy, pregnancy, pregnancy. I was gay and closeted and had 1000 questions...
— Dr. Sean Boileau (@sboileau1) December 2, 2015
#MySexEd was taught by a pastor in a public school - not a teacher or medical professional.
— thegaypk (@thegaypk) December 2, 2015
#MySexEd was nonexistent. Let's fix this.
— Lindsay Duede (@whatislyfeman) December 2, 2015
#MySexEd teacher had us play a game in which we literally rolled dice to see if we contracted an STD. I ended up “dying” of AIDS.
— Tim R. Johnston (@johnstontimr) December 2, 2015
#MySexEd teacher shut me down in class discussion for asking about condoms and PrEP
— Mars Hallman (@hallmanmars) December 2, 2015
#MySexEd was wicked hetero.
— Jamie J. Hagen (@Jamiejhagen) December 2, 2015
#mysexed Getting scolded and humiliated by my teacher for suggesting trans friendly replacements/rewordings
— Ollie Kelly (@queercatpunk) December 2, 2015