PRIDE Month, The LGBTQ+ Community and Education

Explaining PRIDE issues to your children.

June is PRIDE Month.  It’s time for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to celebrate and advocate.  But this is also a time of conflict and debate over the impact these issues have on public education. The “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida prohibits discussion about LGBTQ+ issues for third grade classes and below.  Just yesterday… a popular school superintendent in Riverside County California was fired after the school board banded a social studies textbook that discussed assassinated San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk in 1978.  Tonight we’re talking about this important issue.

Dr. Kerry-Ann Hamilton, Founder/CEO, Storytelling for Good

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, Executive Director, GLSEN

Dr. Ravi Perry, Political Science Professor, Howard University