South Florida Students Rally Against “Don’t Say Gay” Bill In Florida Legislature.

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02/01/2022

A group of about a hundred people gathered outside the Pride Center in Wilton Manors Tuesday, rallying against a proposal in the Florida legislature that would limit discussion about LGBTQ issues at school. Lana Goff, an 11th grader in Broward County, is one of those students. “I first came out when I was in 7th grade,” she said. She’s very worried about a bill in Tallahassee that opponents call “Don’t Say Gay.” “It just should be more normalized and talked about in class and not, ‘that’s kind of a touchy subject, let’s not talk about this,’” she said. The bill is part of a Parental Rights in Education proposal. Part of it says, “A school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age appropriate…” “It’s a radical roll back of the calendar,” said Scott Galvin. He is the executive director of Safe Schools South Florida and a long-time city council member in North Miami. He worries this has a good chance of becoming law.

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