Petition to Castro Valley Unified School District Principals
Support LGBTQ Rainbow Flag Raising At Schools in Castro Valley
At its May 9th meeting, the Castro Valley Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution declaring June 2019 as Pride Month in CVUSD. This petition is asking Principals at all 13 schools in Castro Valley Unified School District to raise the Rainbow Pride Flag for the month of June, as a way to recognize this resolution. Doing so will send a powerful message to LGBTQ students, staff and community members; all are welcomed in our shared community. Flags will be provided by Castro Valley Pride, a local non-profit that advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning folks. Confirmed Schools that will be raising the rainbow pride flag: Castro Valley High School
Petition to Sen. John Bizon, Sen. Winnie Brinks, Rep. Hank Vaupel, Rep. Ben Frederick, Rep. Frank Liberati, Sen. Curt VanderWall
Ban Conversion Therapy in Michigan: Pass HB 4515 and SB 284
NOTE: Please sign this petition and this other petition to encourage public hearings in the House and Senate on these bills, which needs to happen BEFORE the bills are passed! Thank you! Michigan House Bill 4515 and Senate Bill 284 will effectively ban the practice of conversion therapy with minors by mental health professionals. Conversion therapy, also referred to as reparative therapy, is the practice of attempting to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using professionally discredited practices that can cause great harm, especially among youth who are forced to receive such services by individual practitioners or camps. There is no scientific evidence that conversion therapy is effective in changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and rather research supports that it may cause both immediate and lifelong harm, including suicide. A recent study found a 3X likelihood of clinical depression and 5X likelihood of a suicide attempt among youth who had undergone conversion therapy. All primary U.S. associations of mental health professionals publicly oppose the use of conversion therapy including the American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Counseling Association, and National Association of Social Workers; including those associations specific to providers of mental health care to minors, including American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. As of April 2019, 16 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have banned the use of conversion therapy for minors by mental health professionals, and Michigan has an opportunity to be the next state in the US to ban this harmful practice. We, the undersigned, urge your support of Senate Bill 284 and House Bill 4515 which will ban the use of conversion therapy in the state of Michigan by licensed mental health professionals.
Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State House, New York State Senate, Ohio State Senate, John Kasich, Ohio State House, Tom Wolf, Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Mark Dayton
Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
Twelve states have moved to ban "ex-gay therapy" for young people -- dangerous "therapy" that tries to change someone's sexual orientation. "Ex-gay therapy" has been linked to suicide, depression, isolation and anxiety, and has been condemned by nearly every medical and psychological body as dangerous, destructive and something no child should be forced to undergo. And yet in 38 states -- including states like New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Ohio -- "ex-gay therapy" remains a practice that's largely legal under the law. But there is national momentum as more and more states move to ban "ex-gay therapy" and protect minors from attempts to "cure" them of their sexual orientation. Hawaii just became the 12th state to ban "ex-gay therapy," and New Hampshire and Delaware are close to following suit. They join states like California, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, New Mexico, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. That's nearly 25% of the country! But it's not enough. LGBT kids are still facing dangerous "ex-gay therapy" attempts in more than 30 states around the country. All these states have seen bills introduced to ban "ex-gay therapy". New York -- which touts itself as one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the country -- has seen legislation pass the State Assembly three times; Pennsylvania has had a bill introduced several times; Ohio now has a bill as well that legislators are pushing; and activists in Minnesota have been pushing for a ban on "ex-gay therapy" programs for years. Let's build on this national organizing momentum, and work to get these states added to the list of states stepping up to protect LGBT youth, and banning harmful "ex-gay therapy" that tries to "cure" LGBT people and change their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Petition to Coolshirts
I’d like to start this petition because getabused for being gay to help please sign this
I care so much for equality for all of human kind i was bullied for being different when I was in sixth grade but I want to make a brighter future for the new kids going into all the grades and coming into a great world. I care very much also because I had a friend who was gay but was afraid to tell anyone even her parents imagine you can’t tell your own parents! She was so scared because she heard of all the shootings and beatings and names people would call and do. I hated to see her like this and it made a negative effect on her which effected on everyone to. Help people like my friend. You can be there hero they might not know who you are you might not win the Nobel prize but as a wise person once said “ virtue is its own reward” I also remember this kid at my school was bullied but not for being gay but for sticking up for gay people. He wore LGBT flags and socks he was my hero. Mabye you don’t want to go all out but just a little signature will impact people so much! Be the change you want to see. Be the voice you want to be heard. Be the feeling you want to have. Signing my petition will help you get that dream and of mine thank you for your consideration!
Petition to Walsh middle school, Framingham
Get Walsh Middle School All-Gendered Bathrooms
Walsh Middle School is a middle school in Framingham, MA. I recently started attending this school in the third trimester of the school year. One thing I realized about this school immediately was that they don't have all-gendered bathrooms. Yes, there may be an alternative to this problem, which is going to the nurse's office. But the nurse's office is on the first floor, which means that it'd take a long time to access for people coming from second-floor classes or even some first-floor classes, as the school is huge. My goal is to get all-gendered bathrooms for my middle school, that is easier to access for all staff and students who don't feel comfortable using 'male' or 'female' bathrooms. This is such an important decision that needs to be made. I have friends at Walsh that are gender-non-conforming who use the nurse's office bathroom, and it's quite a struggle for them because their classes are especially far away from the nurse's office. With all-gendered bathrooms, being able to do your business and getting back to class as soon as possible will be made easier, having removed the struggle of the 5+ minute walk to the nurse. I hope you find this cause just as important as I do, and please take the time to sign this petition.
Petition to Walmart, Donald J. Trump, Toyota Motor Company, Toys 'R' Us, GLAAD, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, jorge elorza, Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Whitehouse, Bernie Sanders
Get Phansexuals to be included in the LGBT community!!!!!
This is petition to add Phansexuals to the LGBTTQQIAAP community and the acronym, making it LGBTTQQIAAPP. Phans are huge fans of the brilliant and talented youtubers dan and Phil (look them up if you don’t know) !!! The phantom is as huge and vibrant community of the best people the internet and world has to offer however we face a problem, many of us only feel attraction to these beautiful men.....and catzzz!!! (LOL JK JK). This is not a joking matter tho, those of us who are only attracted to these bois face subjugation and discrimination not only from our families and the outside world but from the one place that is meant to be a safe have, the LGBT community. There is a long history of persecution and oppression of Phansexuals and erasure of our achievements and vibrant history ( many don’t even realize that some of the head campaigners for gay rights at the Stonewall riots were phans and we even helped win the civil war, and WWII. We ask only to be accepted into the community we belong, the LGBT community and propose that a P is added to the end to recognize the phansexual struggle and would love your support! In the meantime we will stay crafting and try not to let this world make us cry and hope all phans can!!!! uWu