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MP Roger Godsiff ‘didn’t read’ LGBT+ children’s books before attacking them

Labour MP Roger Godsiff has admitted he didn’t bother to read LGBT+ children’s books before attacking them publicly. Godsiff, the MP for Birmingham Hall Green, has faced anger after saying it was not “age appropriate” for five-year-olds to learn that gay parents exist. In an interview with the Birmingham Mail on Tuesday, Godsiff appeared to side with anti-LGBT protesters who have targeted a school in his constituency. He cited picture book My Chacha is Gay, which is about a Pakistani boy who has a gay uncle, and My Princess Boy, about...
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Labour MP Jess Phillips clashes with protester over LGBT+ education

Labour MP Jess Phillips has clashed on-camera with a man who was protesting against LGBT+ inclusive education. Phillips was filmed on Monday (May 20) arguing with the protester after a visit to Anderton Park primary school, which is near her Birmingham Yardley constituency. The Birmingham school is one of several that have faced weeks of protests from a network of parents and anti-LGBT campaigners who are opposed to children learning about LGBT+ people. Jess Phillips confronted by protester against LGBT+ education In the clip, the man asks Phillips: “How come...
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