(WREX/CNN) — When schools return to session, there will be a new part of the cirriculum for students.
Starting Wednesday, July 1, contributions of LGBTQ people will be taught in public schools in Illinois.
Governor JB Pritzker signed the legislation in August of 2019.
“One of the best ways to overcome intolerance is through education and exposure to different people and viewpoints,” State Sen. Heather Steans, who also sponsored the bill, said in a statement last year.
“An inclusive curriculum will not only teach an accurate version of history but also promote acceptance of the LGBTQ community.”