Out comedian and presenter of The Great British Bake Off Sandi Toksvig has called out the protestors at Birmingham schools who have called for an end to LGBT-inclusive education, reports Metro.
The debate over LGBT-inclusive education has raged on through the UK the past few months, with many politicians weighing in, some with offense and controversial comments about the LGBT+ community.
Toksvig laments that the ensuing media storm proves the UK has not made as much progress as she’d hoped.
“For a long time it felt like we were making progress, but watching politicians this month debate whether children should be taught about LGBTQ+ relationships shows just how fragile progress is,”she said.
“The logic that it might encourage children to be gay makes no sense – I never opted a single one of my children out of mathematics, and yet they are all thoroughly useless at it. It also assumes that being gay would be a terrible thing.”
Toksvig has been married with her partner Debbie since 2007. She’s been an LGBT+ rights advocate since 1994, when she publically came out.