|Following reports that primary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “I believe in inclusive comprehensive education that encourages young people to see life from all sides and celebrate what we have in common, and our diversity.
“It is right that children learn about all kinds of relationships and the equality of every relationship. This supports LGBT young people, teachers and parents and helps to build strong, cohesive and united communities.
“I welcome the leadership LGBT Foundation and others have shown on this issue and want to assure our LGBT communities that we stand with you.”