SOGI

Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/Black Press file)

What really is the SOGI 123 resource in British Columbia schools?

Q&A on the LGBTQ anti-bullying program with ARC Foundation’s national program manager

 

Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

OUR VIEW: Compassion core of SOGI

Wild claims about the education program are likley during school board elections

  • Sep 25, 2022

 

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Education Minister and partners in K-12 education issue statement in support of SOGI

Statement on inclusive policy comes 1 day before election campaign to elect school board trustees

 

Lorna Seip touches up the mural on the wall at MRSS, working with students from the Rainbow Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Rainbow club puts message of inclusion at Maple Ridge School’s main entrance

Maple Ridge secondary grad says SOGI symbols are powerful

Lorna Seip touches up the mural on the wall at MRSS, working with students from the Rainbow Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)
A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld tells parents to pull kids out of public school

Neufeld posted his advice on an anti-LGBTQ Facebook page

A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.
Kari Simpson, seen at a protest over immigration laws. (Black Press media)

Culture Guard meeting shut down due to Township repairs

The controversial anti-SOGI group was to meet this week in Township hall

Kari Simpson, seen at a protest over immigration laws. (Black Press media)
LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

Lower Mainland activists plan to protest SOGI on legislature lawn, Sept. 29

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own
LETTER: Rainbow flags don’t promote safe places

LETTER: Rainbow flags don’t promote safe places

A Chilliwack woman speaks out against the new Safe Place program rolled out in Langley this week.

  • Mar 8, 2018
LETTER: Rainbow flags don’t promote safe places
Letter: Parents not told about SOGI

Letter: Parents not told about SOGI

A Langley man considers the SOGI policy to be government overreach.

  • Nov 24, 2017
Letter: Parents not told about SOGI
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack Tuesday night. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack school trustee Neufled vows to run for re-election on anti SOGI platform

Chilliwack crowd cheers condemnation of education ministry’s program on sexual orientation and gender identification

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack Tuesday night. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Letter: Langley resident responds to SOGI

Letter: Langley resident responds to SOGI

Schools should be about music and math, science and literature, not sexuality.

  • Oct 18, 2017
Letter: Langley resident responds to SOGI
Stacey Wakelin heads up Langley Parents for Inclusivity which is hosting an information meeting on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 123 curriculum on Oct. 12. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

UPDATE: Langley parent group hosts public meeting on school LGBTQ policy

Langley Parents for Inclusivity has arranged for experts and a moderator for a meeting Oct. 12.

Stacey Wakelin heads up Langley Parents for Inclusivity which is hosting an information meeting on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 123 curriculum on Oct. 12. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
A sea of rainbows were seen at the Langley School District office at a rally before the school board meeting Tuesday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

SOGI opponents withdraw from Langley School District meeting

A large number of people voicing support for SOGI attended the rally and school board meeting.

A sea of rainbows were seen at the Langley School District office at a rally before the school board meeting Tuesday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Colin McKenna grew up in Langley and hopes other kids don’t have to go through the teasing and bullying that he encountered. (Submitted photo)

Letter: Gay former student welcomes sexual orientation policy

SOGI could help kids from feeling alienated in school, a letter writer contends.

  • Sep 25, 2017
Colin McKenna grew up in Langley and hopes other kids don’t have to go through the teasing and bullying that he encountered. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dirks is the father of a transgender child in the Langley School District and will be at the rally Sept. 26 and the school board meeting that follows it. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley dad says SOGI will save lives

A local man says the policy will help kids feel safe in school.

Brad Dirks is the father of a transgender child in the Langley School District and will be at the rally Sept. 26 and the school board meeting that follows it. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
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