gender theory

French education minister hits back at Pope over 'gender theory' claim

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An 'angry' Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said Pope had been 'fooled' if he thought French pupils are being taught that 'one can change one’s sex'.

Protesters take to streets over French government's ‘familyphobia’

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Demonstrators want guarantee that surrogacy and medically-assisted reproduction for lesbian couples will never be allowed in France.

The ex-immigrant rights activist now marching to the tune of France's far-right


Last week parents of pupils at around 100 French primary schools kept their children at home following unfounded rumours that they were being taught 'gender theory'. Education minister Vincent Peillon felt obliged to order parents to be summonsed to schools to explain that the claims being spread in a concerted text and email campaign were untrue. The woman behind the school boycott call – which exploits a favourite issue of the far-right and hard-line Catholics - is 55-year-old teacher Farida Belghoul. Yet Belghoul was not always involved with the far-right; in the early 1980s she was a high-profile left-wing campaigner on immigrant rights. Lucie Delaporte and Rachida El Azzouzi report on her political journey.