Friday, August 05, 2016

Parent Teacher Association Introduces New Resolution at Annual Convention Stating 'LGBTQ Individuals are a Protected Class'

Via Q-Notes: 
In early July 2016, the National PTA (known historically as the Parent Teacher Association) adopted the “Recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Individuals as a Protected Class” resolution at its annual convention and expo held in Orlando, Fla. The resolution calls for federal policies that specifically protect LGBT youth and local practices that create and maintain safe, affirming and inclusive learning environments for all students. “Every child deserves to go to school excited to learn in a safe and nurturing environment, without the fear of bullying, violence or discrimination. However, the vast majority of LGBT students are bullied, physically assaulted and feel unsafe in school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or identity,” said National PTA President Laura Bay. “National PTA delegates have taken a stand to push for policies and protections for LGBT youth to make sure they have positive school experiences.” READ MORE