Californian high schools could teach LGBT+ students about having safe sex according to the ruling of the State Board of Education dated May 8th. Under the proposals, children aged 5 could be taught about gender identity and trans issues. Teenagers in middle school would be encouraged to discuss masturbation, while high schoolers would be given books featuring advice on having safe anal sex. The framework does not mandate any specific topics, but if teachers want to address any of these issues, they will be encouraged to do so. “Too often LGBTQ students in particular don’t receive information during sex education that teaches them about healthy practices,” Samuel Garret-Pate, communications director for Equality California, told the Associated Press. No surprise that the changes were not welcomed by everyone and faced opposition from conservative religious parents.