A group of about a hundred people gathered outside the Pride Center in Wilton Manors, Florida, rallying against a proposal in the Florida legislature that would limit discussion about LGBTQ issues at school.
Lana Goff, an 11th grader in Broward County, is one of those students.
“I first came out when I was in 7th grade,” she said.
She’s very worried about a bill in Tallahassee that opponents call “Don’t Say Gay.”
“It just should be more normalized and talked about in class and not, ‘that’s kind of a touchy subject, let’s not talk about this,’” she said.
The bill is part of a Parental Rights in Education proposal.
“It’s a radical roll back of the calendar,” said Scott Galvin. He is the executive director of Safe Schools South Florida and a long-time city council member in North Miami. He worries this has a good chance of becoming law.
“It will stop teachers and schools from talking to kids about LGBTQ issues and it will stop them from talking about gay issues among themselves,” he said.