We need every PFLAG member to raise their voices on behalf of LGBTQ kids. Even if you do not have students in school, please contact your school superintendents, school board members, and other state and local education officials and urge them to ensure all children can learn without anxiety, fear, discrimination, or violence.
“We thought they could learn a lot from professional actors about public speaking skills,” said Drew Tagliabue, the executive director of PFLAG NYC, an organization for family members of gay and transgender people. The group runs the Safe Schools Program, which sends those emissaries into classrooms to talk about coming out.
The members of the Cleveland City Council have unanimously approved anti-discrimination legislation protecting the right of transgender people to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.