LGBTQ youth, already at higher risk of depression, anxiety, & suicide than their peers, report their mental health being negatively impacted
“The bottom line is Chelsea Piers is providing a venue to propagate hate toward the LGBTQ community and that is unacceptable on many levels"
The “Don’t Say Gay” law has adversely impacted Florida’s LGBTQ community “Everyone is affected and everyone must work together,,,"
The procedure is called “Committee of the Whole,” which allows the House to vote to override the House Education Committee's vote
"How are we going to erase such a diverse part of our community, our history of what makes our school so special"
"I cannot believe that either of these pieces of legislation reflects the morals of the citizens of Ohio..."
He took aim at the recent litany of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, making particular reference to Florida's recently passed 'Don't Say Gay' law
The bill was opposed by the state's LGBTQ+ advocacy groups as well as Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
Larkins' activism has done more than educate others – it's taught themself, as well. Florida cannot just be boiled down to 'rednecks & bigots'
"I applaud Florida for enacting this measure, & call on my colleagues to follow their lead & do the right thing to protect our children"