Congressional Republicans introduced what some are calling a national version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill in October 2022. The Florida law catapulted a rise in legislation restricting educators’ ability to teach anything relating to the LGBTQ+ community.
By Jessie Mitnick, age 14
The Parental Rights in Education bill, which aims to restrict teachers’ ability to discuss or teach anything related to sexual orientation and gender identity within classrooms, was signed into law at the end of March by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Supporters of the legislation say that it will improve parents’ ability to control the information that children receive regarding LGBTQ+ topics, therefore giving them increased parental control and authority. However, it has been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law by critics because it could effectively eliminate people’s right to even mention something related to the LGBTQ+ community within a school environment.
By Rida Ali, age 16 “Would I truly go to heaven, despite being gay?” was a question that James Guay asked himself as a young child. Guay, in an interview with Time, described how he was a victim of conversion therapy, a practice that attempts to change one’s sexuality from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or …
June 26, 2015 marked an important day in U.S. history. The Supreme Court ruled five to four that all bans on same-sex marriage must be removed in a case called Obergefell v Hodges.
President Obama’s daughters influenced his decision in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
June is known as Pride Month by people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community.
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Military to end their policy banning gay people from the military.
October is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month, when people around the country celebrate the history of the gay rights movement and achievements of famous LGBT Americans.
The Republic of Maldives, a country of islands in the Indian Ocean, held an underwater meeting on October 17 to protest climate change.