“Healthy and Normal”

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This paper presents elementary parents’ perspectives on gender and sexual diversity (GSD) in relationships and sexuality education (RSE). We have extracted data from a broader qualitative study focused on parents’ perspectives on RSE in elementary schools in Queensland, Australia. Focusing on data related to GSD is important because some of the interviewees expressed an expectation that GSD should be normalized within elementary RSE, contrary to commonly held socio-cultural-political beliefs. While the study is small, it adds to growing evidence that parents expect to see the normalization of GSD in RSE in elementary school contexts.