So we do not believe God created people to have these desires. At the Grand Rapids Pride Center, a rowdy group facts about sex education in Grand Rapids about 40 teens gathers every week, and they talk about sex, gender and relationships. Targeted to youth between the ages of 14 and 18, the session curriculum focuses on delaying or reducing the frequency of intercourse and increasing the use of contraception and condoms.
Courtesy of Quinn Robinson hide caption. As Willing to Wait notes, the program does teach about contraceptives and STDs, but Robinson says all the discussion is focused on heterosexual relationships. Not only that, they also called on the superintendent to throw out a reference to queer and trans kids in the school district's anti-bullying campaign.
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People should know that. Stacy and her husband are raising both of their daughters to be thoughtful, caring, dynamic advocates for themselves and others. But other parents pushed back hard, saying they felt it was important to keep the sex ed message focused on abstinence — saving yourself for marriage.
Quinn Robinson, 18, poses for a portrait in her bedroom in Allendale, Mich.