Confirmed victory
Petitioning California State House

Ask your Legislators to Support the FAIR Education Act

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Supporters

 

 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth deserve to thrive in school and in life. But to thrive, they need to feel safe and confident. They need to see and be inspired by LGBT role models who are changing the world for the better. They need to feel like they belong. 

Ask your California State Legislators to support the FAIR Education Act, authored by Senator Mark Leno. This important Act, sponsored by Equality California and the GSA Network, would require social science classes to teach students about the contributions of LGBT people. It will also prevent the use of teaching materials that have negative images of people for being LGBT. This bill can give LGBT youth hope, both for the future and for their lives today.

Learn more about the bill at www.eqca.org/FAIREducationAct.

Letter to
California State House
I'm writing to ask your support for the FAIR Education Act. This important bill will ensure that students learn in their social science classes about the many contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

LGBT youth deserve to thrive in school and in life. But to thrive, they need to feel safe and confident. They need to see and be inspired by LGBT role models who are changing the world for the better. They need to feel like they belong. Too many of our youth are struggling with harassment, feelings of worthlessness and even suicidal thoughts. We have to make our schools safer and more positive environments for LGBT youth.

Existing laws require classes in the social sciences -- including history, sociology, anthropology and similar subjects -- to teach students about the contributions of men and women, racial and ethnic minorities and other groups. The FAIR Education Act, sponsored by Equality California and the GSA Network, would require these same classes to teach students about the contributions of LGBT people. This important Act would also prevent the use of teaching materials that have negative images of people for being LGBT. Current laws already protect other groups in this way.

This bill can give LGBT youth hope, both for their future and for their lives today. All students will learn about how LGBT people have helped shape history, helping them to better understand their LGBT classmates.

Please support this important bill. If you are already a co-sponsor, thank you for your support.