LGBTQ+ youth and advocates have railed against the legislation, with thousands of students across the state staging a walkout protest
"Pushaw's comments are inflammatory, offensive & hopelessly ignorant. To associate the LGBTQ community with pedophilia is a repugnant trope"
The company has dismissed numerous calls and missed opportunities to articulate a public position on the “Don’t Say Gay” bill
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”
"But truly, the backlash was so fierce. He probably got a call from leadership that told him to get rid of it"
“All students should be treated with respect- All I asked was to be treated the same as other boys and to be recognized for who I...
"Knowingly subjecting children to abuse, abandonment, and neglect by forcing them to come out to their parents is cruel, dangerous"
LGBTQ people are a necessary part of the fabric of society. Our families deserve to be celebrated & schools should be a safe space
Comcast/NBC Universal, UnitedHealth Group, Duke Energy, AT&T and Walgreens – have donated to the politicians behind the "Don't Say Gay" bill