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This gay question for kids shows how small things make all the difference

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Twitter loves this gay math problem

Think about when you were growing up, and you had question after question about heteronormative families.

But finally, as change happens, we see how the small things are making all the difference.

Irish performer Paul Ryder posted a math problem that has been liked thousands of times.

A semi-finalist on Ireland’s Got Talent, he said his friend was a teacher who had ‘never seen anything like it before’.

It asked students: ‘Craig buys his boyfriend a birthday present that costs 215.65 euro including VAT at 13.5%.

‘What was the original bill before VAT was added?’

VAT is ‘value added tax’, roughly similar to American sales tax.

Twitter responded with a lot of happiness about the small question that reflects a lot of progress.

‘This is fab. Small things like this help to unpick the heteronormative programming that our kids are subjected to on a daily basis,’ one said.

But most of all, people were wondering… what did Craig buy his boyfriend?

And if it’s been a long time since you did a bit of mental arithmetic, the answer is 190 euros.

What about another gay quiz question?

This is a similar when a gay teacher gave his fourth grade kids a fake spelling test and included a question referencing RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Joe Dombrowski, a teacher in Royal Oak, Michigan, read out a list of fake words.

The quiz words included ‘blorskee’ as in ‘I lost my blorskee’ and ‘gürrr’, as in ‘you told me a secret and I reacted like gürrr?’

Among the joke words was ‘Ro-laska-tox’.

Referring to season five, Dombrowski said: ‘Rolaskatox were surprised when Jinkx took the crown. If you didn’t get the hyphens I’m sorry you did not get the word.’

Once the 11th word is read out, the lovable teacher reveals it was an April Fool’s joke.

‘It’s not even April!!!’ several kids yell, to which Dombrowski responds: ‘It’s close enough!’

‘Is this going to be a part of our grade?’ another yells.

‘Congratulations, turn in your test. This is going to be on your report card.’

This isn’t the first time Dombrowski has brought a little Drag Race to the classroom.

See what happens when a class of kids reacts to a real life test on story problems. ‘Because reading is what?’

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