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Petitioning Board Member Rosanne Brandeburg and 4 others

Lake County School Board Denying Gay-Straight Alliance In Middle School: Allow Gay-Straight Alliances in all Lake County Schools

These students need your help. This is important because the central Florida school district may ban ALL extracurricular student clubs in an attempt to prevent the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School. Every child and young adult should feel safe in the school they frequent five times a week. They should be allowed to form bonds and alliances with fellow classmates whether Gay or Straight. All students may suffer due to homophobia and blatant discrimination in this community. The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) stated that students at schools with Gay-Straight Alliances experience less homophobia and victimization, and are less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation than at schools without.

Let us speak up and let the school board know that we will not tolerate discrimination in schools. We will also not allow them to jeopardize the safety of LGBT students.

Letter to
Board Member Rosanne Brandeburg
Chairperson Kyleen Fischer
Vice Chairperson Debbie Stivender
and 2 others
Board Member Bill Mathias
Board Member Tod Howard
Please allow Gay-Straight Alliances in all Lake County Schools. Not only do the students at Carver Middle School deserve a safe haven, but all students in your county.

The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) stated that students at schools with Gay-Straight Alliances experience less homophobia and victimization, and are less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation than at schools without.

Please take into consideration the safety and well being of all your students.

Thank you.