LGBTQ youth, already at higher risk of depression, anxiety, & suicide than their peers, report their mental health being negatively impacted
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 state-wide protests had been promoted and planned based on a series of social media posts from high school junior Jack Petocz
LGBTQ people are a necessary part of the fabric of society. Our families deserve to be celebrated & schools should be a safe space
Opposition to the legislation in Florida comes more from “people who don’t like the DeSantis agenda anyway”
“As a gay man, to sit here in committee, to hear that, there was no book that I read that brought me to who I am”