Yes, I am that old.<quoted text>
I don't know if you're familiar with books in the "Dick & Jane" series. Two kids and their dog playing together. That's what we got in elementary school.
Two kids playing with their dog. The teacher never said they were straight kids, just two kids. All of a sudden it's important to say if they are gay kids but unnecessary to mention anything if they're straight kids. It's important for schools to have a "gay pride day" but not important to have a straight pride day. When was the last time you saw a straight pride parade?
Gay specific material in elementary schools should come with an opt out option for those who disagree with those values and that lifestyle.
I think you are making a lot of incorrect assumptions here.
Every day is straight pride day. Straights are not a persecuted minority, outside of certain small business in parts of San Fransisco.
Again, I'm fine with your opt-out solution in principle, but in practice is doesn't work very well most of the time. It also puts an unnecessary drain on school resources to provide alternative education during that time just because someone is an irrational prude.