The latest anti-LGBTQ+ bill advancing through the Florida legislature, referred to as the "Don't Say Gay" bill by activists, would greatly endanger the lives of already marginalized youth. The bill could potentially allow an outright ban of discussions about LGBTQ+ issues in school, and would allow bigoted parents to sue schools that dissented if they felt they imposed on their "right to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children."
In a report released by the Trevor Project, LGBTQ+ kids who learned about LGBTQ+ issues at school were reported to be 23% less likely to report a recent suicide attempt. All students deserve to learn in an affirming environment.
Add your name to call for an end to Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill!
The bill sends a dangerous message to LGBTQ+ youth, and advocates say that it could lead students to believe their identity is something to be ashamed of. The Republican sponsor of the bill, Rep. Joe Harding, alleges that the bill would "reinforce the fundamental right of parents," but what it really does is infringe on the rights of young LGBTQ+ people.
Conversations about the LGBTQ+ community are not taboo– to pass this bill would be a huge step backwards in the fight for equitable learning.
Sign your name to demand Florida legislators vote against the "Don't Say Gay" bill!