The state-wide protests had been promoted and planned based on a series of social media posts from high school junior Jack Petocz
“LGBTQ students and families deserve to see themselves reflected in the classroom. What they don’t deserve is stigma & censorship”
"If signed into law, these bills will have disastrous impacts on classrooms and workplaces-They will turn Florida into a surveillance state"
"But truly, the backlash was so fierce. He probably got a call from leadership that told him to get rid of it"
"Knowingly subjecting children to abuse, abandonment, and neglect by forcing them to come out to their parents is cruel, dangerous"
Comcast/NBC Universal, UnitedHealth Group, Duke Energy, AT&T and Walgreens – have donated to the politicians behind the "Don't Say Gay" bill
"The bills would further stigmatize LGBTQ people and limit teachers’ abilities to discuss the realities of American history"
“Not since Anita Bryant have we seen such craven attempts by a leader to build political power by targeting and demonizing LGBTQ+ people”
The bill also has provisions that include vague parental notification requirements which may effectively “out” LGBTQ students to their parents
'This bill is white privilege personified and white fragility in legislative form.' North Miami Democratic Rep. Dotie Joseph said