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L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Applauds Thousands of L.A. Unified School District Staff for “Coming Out”
LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2013
— Beginning on the 25th National Coming Out Day, students in the nation’s second largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), will see thousands of their teachers and staff members “come out” by wearing badges that will identify them as allies for LGBT students, staff and families.
Leaders of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and LAUSD jointly announced the groundbreaking “Out for Safe Schools” initiative, which was proposed and developed by the Center’s Project SPIN (Suicide Prevention Intervention Now), at a press conference held today at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center.
LAUSD staff who participate in the initiative will wear the rainbow badges in an effort to make the schools safer and more welcoming. More than 30,000 badges—which represents one-third of LAUSD’s entire staff—have already been requested and more are on order.
The badges, which will be distributed on National Coming Out Day, have the word “ally” in seven languages and contain a handy list of district and community resources.
UTLA President Warren Fletcher Speaks Out Strongly for Health Education in the LAUSD
"It’s the only subject in the entire curriculum where the subject of the class is the student him or herself."
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