Ask Mayor de Balsio to Sign Legilsation Supporting LGBT Students with Gender-Sexuality Alliances
Legislation supporting Gender Sexuality or Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA), which I introduced on behalf of East Side Middle School students with LGBTQ advocate and Education Committee Chair Danny Dromm, passed the City Council in October. The bill requires the Department of Education to make lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQGNC) training to teachers, principals, and administrators and report on who has received the training and which schools have a GSA. This bill came in response to the advocacy of students at East Side Middle School and a doubling in the hate crimes surrounding the LGBTQ community. Sign our petition asking the Mayor to sign this into law.
We won! Mayor de Blasio signed legislation into law that will provide LGBT training to public school teachers, along with sharing where these teachers teach and which schools have a Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) student group.