More than 600 students from across New York City and Long Island gathered at Citi Field March 16th for a “We Say Gay” rally to denounce Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The measure prevents discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through grade 3, or in a manner that is not what the state considers age-appropriate.
The protest took place at the LGBT Network’s 26th Annual Youth Rally & Conference.
“The message that we had with the rally, which was the largest in the nation, was that we are not going to be silent,” LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnic said. “We are not going to be put in the closet. We are not going to let our LGTB youth have to suffer from not being able to be out in their schools and out in their communities.”
Those in attendance said they were rallying to LGBTQ youth and declare — loudly and proudly — that “We Say Gay.”