LGBT poster was promoting awareness
I am writing to address some points raised in a recent letter to the editor written by Jim Kluth that was published on Feb. 15, regarding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) posters in schools.
Promoting the history and social equality of a minority group is not unethical. A minority is almost always a group that has experienced some sort of general oppression that prevents the public from becoming aware of who they are as people.
The objection to the symbol of awareness that is the poster suggests that Mr. Kluth is uncomfortable that LGBT people exist and are therefore considered unworthy of attention. Would the same thing happen if one saw a Black History Month poster in a school? I sincerely doubt it.
Also, abortion and LGBT rights have nothing to do with each other, so the reference to a theoretical "cacophony" in response to an abortion poster makes little sense. As a firm believer in promoting the advancement of LGBT individuals in society, it makes me cringe to think homophobia still runs rampant in our community. Comments that attack LGBT or other individuals are inflammatory and have no place in what is supposed to be a safe and welcoming environment for all.