LGBTQ

States Are Rebranding LGBTQ+ Support in Schools as “Too Political”

By Mila Lemoine, age 10 and IndyKids staff

Some state lawmakers don’t want pride flags in schools. They argue that LGBTQ+ flags are “too political” and “divisive” (something that causes a lot of disagreement and separates people) for classroom use. Several states have already decided to ban pride flags in schools and classrooms, including Oregon, Utah, Missouri, Florida and Texas.

How the Equality Act Will Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQIA+ People in the U.S.

How the Equality Act Will Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQIA+ People in the U.S. By Lukas Azcurrain age, 12 The Equality Act is a new bill proposed by Congressmembers David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on March 13, 2019. If …

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Who Is Jair Bolsonaro and Why Is He Called the “Trump of Brazil”?

By Lukas Azcurrain age: 12 and Indykids staff Jair Bolsonaro is the new president of Brazil. With strong backing from the military,  leaders of evangelical religious groups and the right-wing establishment, he is raising concerns about the future of civil liberties, social equality and environmental protection in the country.  Bolsonaro graduated from the Agulhas Negras …

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The Bullying Effect

Bullying has a huge impact on schools everywhere. According to the National Education Association, bullying impacts approximately 13 million students every year, and around 160,000 students stay home from school because of bullying.