This article explores a fallacy, known as “gender ideology”, that came to the surface in the discussions about the current Education Plans. It revisits international and national frameworks arising since 1948 on human rights and education, gender equality and the eradication of discrimination and violence based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. Arguments made by reactionary and/or uncritical segments of society against the inclusion of these themes in the Education Plans are examined. The article concludes by pointing to the need for other sectors to become engaged in order to reduce bias and contribute towards Brazilian Education incorporating gender equality and respect for sexual diversity.
Education; Education Plans; Gender; Sexual diversity