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Petition to The Community

Keeping All Children in a Safe School Environment. Fighting for our LGBTQ community.

please share this petition.  At the start of this petition we were trying to remove an Amanda Shera from her school board position. Over the past months we haven’t stopped. We have talked to the inspector general, the state board of accounts, the Indiana Department of Education, the state school boards association, the national school boards association, educational advocacy groups, and legal council.  I have asked to be put on the agenda to speak at the next school board meeting. When I get this approval and date, please attend and bring your fellow supporters. We must push back before our children are pushed out.     I am asking for you to sign and share this petition to remove Hamilton Southeastern Schools board member Amanda Shera from her position on the board.  Amanda does not represent the mission statement put forth by our school district.  On several occasions she has violated policy by using her personal social media accounts to express her personal views that have reflected negatively on the district. https://www.isba-ind.org/uploads/1/1/9/2/119210664/code_of_ethics.pdf  Most recently Amanda wrote a tirade on social media attacking and intimidating current board members, candidates, teachers and students. In this day and age we call this bullying. HSE schools currently have a no bullying policy in effect.  Amanda has made it a personal vendetta to remove the rights of the LGBT students in our district. These are the posted comments on her social media page.   Last year she used her position on the board by going to the Indy Star and trying to get a book banned from the district.          (See article attachment) https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/hamilton-county/2017/08/17/board-member-opposes-fishers-high-school-students-reading-the-kite-runner/573418001/   In the 22 years I have lived in Fishers, I have never seen a board member behave so selfishly.  These actions have tarnished our districts image. 

Jennifer Chavez
1,247 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Google, Inc

Demand Google Stop Peddling Dangerous ‘Pray Away the Gay’ App Targeting LGBT Youth

Why is Google’s online store still offering an “ex-gay” app that targets LGBT youth for the dangerous and ineffective practice of conversion therapy? Tell Google to immediately remove this hate app that marginalizes and stigmatizes LGBT people. By any standard, the app is awful. It brazenly compares homosexuality to an addiction. It casually trashes LGBT people as living “destructive lifestyles.” Living Hope, the creator of the app, repeatedly belittles transgender people as suffering from “gender confusion.” The group refers to gay men as “sexually broken guys” who can “walk out of false identities” and claims, without evidence, that the “gay lifestyle” is “spiritually and physically harmful.” When Truth Wins Out previously brought the hate app to the attention of Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, the companies acted with responsibility and swiftly removed it from their online stores. The surprising silence from Google is in stark contrast with the corporation’s stated policies of inclusion, respect and diversity. So why hasn’t the company taken action? “Ex-gay” programs are a sham. They don’t work, they destroy lives and they are condemned by every respectable medical and mental health organization in the world. The American Psychiatric Association says that sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) can lead to “anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behavior”, including suicide. So, why is Google offering a platform for such a mean-spirited and dangerous product? Please sign our petition to demand that Google stop procrastinating and immediately remove Living Hope’s hateful app that deliberately singles out LGBT people for bigotry and ridicule. Every moment that this app remains at Google’s online store, vulnerable LGBT teenagers can download it, so time is of the essence.

Wayne Besen
136,104 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Amazon, Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos

Amazon: Stop selling gay “cure” books

*We need a passionate signer like you to take ownership of this petition. Fill out this form to learn more.* Amazon is selling books that promote gay “cures” as you read this. Some of the books include: “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” “Healing Homosexuality” “How a Gay Boy Became a Straight Man” Conversion therapy is destructive in all ways. It became popular in the 1970s following aversion therapy (which directed patients to use hormone pills, electrical shocks, and medication that induced vomiting to “cure” gay people and turn them straight). 14 states have even banned conversion therapy for minors because of how destructive it is. Reparative therapy, which these books are examples of, tries to change one’s sexuality on the belief that homosexuality is a mental disorder. Surprise: none of these therapies work. And moreover, they’re incredibly damaging to the victims. In fact, they can and have lead to mental health issues including depression, self-harm, and suicide. Right now, Amazon is profiting from selling these books that give a platform to a dangerous and abusive practice. Celebrating books that qualify homosexuality as an illness is not right and you can help stop it. Amazon has removed a gay conversion therapy app from its app store before following public outrage. If that app goes against their policies, why doesn’t selling books that promote the same thing?

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