St. Albert Public Schools — located northwest of Edmonton — approved a new, optional junior high course on sexual minorities’ perspectives. .“This may well be the very first 2SLGBTQIA+ course developed and offered in Alberta's history,” said MacEwan University child and youth care professor Kristopher Wells in a Wednesday tweet..“A truly ground-breaking moment!”.Wells said every one “needs to see themselves included in their schools & curriculum.” He thanked the teachers and administrators involved in making the course available. .“Hopefully, it will provide a model for other school districts across Alberta to follow,” he said. .The Alberta Greens called the course “educational leadership!” .“Well done to the St. Albert School Board,” said the Greens. .BHE and Associates President and CEO Josh Wylie demanded equality with courses for groups such as short people, red heads, and poor children. .“Let’s play this out,” said Wylie..“How many variables are we going to equalize for?” .Toronto Metropolitan University approved creating a sexual minorities studies minor to further advance representation in academia in November. .READ MORE: Toronto Metropolitan prepares to launch sexual minority studies minor.“Bringing together students in a constellation of queer and trans courses will allow students to develop a complex body of knowledge that they can integrate into their own programs of study and into their work inside and outside of campus,” said TMU professional communication professor Marty Fink. .The blog post said sexual minorities studies will be offered in the 2023 academic year. It said the program — which will be administered by the sociology department — will help build connections between sexual minority faculty and students and highlight how the field shaped contemporary world perspectives.