The right wing is so threatened by the existence of gay people that they are trying to make it illegal to mention us in school in Tennessee.
According to Change.org
On Wednesday, April 13, State Senator Stacey Campfield will introduce his "Don't Say Gay" bill (SB049) to the Senate Education Committee. As introduced, the bill requires that "no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality. "
This bill would tie the hands of school counselors, school psychologists, teachers, principals and other school employees in protecting our children. If a child is experiencing issues relating to their sexual orientation or identity, they would be unable to discuss those issues with the adults who are supervising and teaching them. Early detection of the signs of depression can help prevent suicides among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
As a board member for the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), it is my pleasure and honor to interview candidates for our annual scholarship program to recognize LGBT and allied leaders. Students arrive in the Seattle region from all over the country. Their stories of survival our gut wrenching.