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“Their reporting uncovered more than 80 schools with blatant discrimination policies that deny admission to gay children, expel or discipline students who reveal they’re gay and sometimes refuse to educate children of LGBT parents.”

Not welcome: Gay students, parents are denied service in Florida’s publicly funded voucher schools | Commentary
Once again, Orlando Sentinel reporters peered behind the curtains of Florida’s unchecked voucher-school system to see how $1 billion worth of public money is being used. And once again, what they found was ugly.
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Post from Facebook PFLAG Johns Creek, GA – https://ift.tt/2h9VnkL
January 25, 2020 at 12:49PM

PFLAG JOHNS CREEK invites area LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies to our Teen Social Event! WHEN: Saturday, February 1 (1st Saturday of Each Month) 7:30 – 10 PM WHERE: Alpharetta Presbyterian Church 180 Academy Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 (Downtown Alpharetta) Enter through the main entrance. A volunteer will greet you. Hang out! Have fun! BE YOURSELF! All in a safe & affirming space. We’ll play some cool games and do some fun activities! Wear comfy clothes because we’re going to be active! Food and drinks provided! 8th grade and up; minimum age = 13. $5 donation per person requested at the door. Adult chaperones will be with the teens at all times. PARENTS: No curb drop-off! Check-in is required at the door for everyone (teens and adults). Teens must be checked in by a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians are invited to stay and join the adult group for casual snacks & conversation during the Event. But staying is not required. However, check-in is required. Again, no curb drop-off! IMPORTANT: Anyone under the age of 18 must sign a Parent/Legal Guardian Permission Form & Waiver & Youth/Teen Acceptance Form at each event check-in. Both parent/guardian AND youth/teen MUST sign the form. Completed and signed form is required for admission to each Event. Form link: http://bit.ly/2Vh9V5s

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2us4gRY PFLAG JOHNS CREEK invites area LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies to our Teen Social Event!

WHEN:
Saturday, February 1
(1st Saturday of Each Month)
7:30 – 10 PM

WHERE:
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(Downtown Alpharetta)

Enter through the main entrance. A volunteer will greet you.

Hang out! Have fun! BE YOURSELF! All in a safe & affirming space.

We’ll play some cool games and do some fun activities!

Wear comfy clothes because we’re going to be active!

Food and drinks provided!

8th grade and up; minimum age = 13. $5 donation per person requested at the door.

Adult chaperones will be with the teens at all times.

PARENTS: No curb drop-off! Check-in is required at the door for everyone (teens and adults). Teens must be checked in by a parent/guardian.

Parents/Guardians are invited to stay and join the adult group for casual snacks & conversation during the Event. But staying is not required.

However, check-in is required. Again, no curb drop-off!

IMPORTANT: Anyone under the age of 18 must sign a Parent/Legal Guardian Permission Form & Waiver & Youth/Teen Acceptance Form at each event check-in.

Both parent/guardian AND youth/teen MUST sign the form. Completed and signed form is required for admission to each Event.

Form link: http://bit.ly/2Vh9V5s

First openly bisexual Miss USA contestant speaks out

First openly bisexual Miss USA contestant speaks out – CNN Video
Rachel Slawson, Miss Utah USA, is the first openly bisexual contestant in the pageant’s history. Her platform focuses on destigmatizing mental health issues.
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January 24, 2020 at 07:00PM

“Utah has become the 19th — and most conservative — state in the U.S. to ban “conversion therapy” for minors.”

NPR
Utah has become the 19th — and most conservative — state in the U.S. to ban the widely discredited practice of LGBTQ “conversion therapy” for minors. The new rule took effect late Tuesday.
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Post from Facebook PFLAG Johns Creek, GA – https://ift.tt/2h9VnkL
January 23, 2020 at 10:30PM

“LGBTQ students who go to school in a fully inclusive environment—where both curriculum and schoolwide policies value their identities—experience more positive outcomes. This guide offers concrete tips for fostering that environment.”

Teaching Tolerance
LGBTQ students who go to school in a fully inclusive environment—where both curriculum and schoolwide policies value their identities—experience more positive outcomes. This guide offers concrete tips for fostering that environment.
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Post from Facebook PFLAG Johns Creek, GA – https://ift.tt/2h9VnkL
January 23, 2020 at 07:00PM