"We Say Gay" student walkout in Iowa
Gender Equity Forum
PACG applauds the high school students in Bettendorf, IA and others across the state for supporting their friends with the "We Say Gay" student walkout. Here's an excerpt from Them:
Hundreds of Iowa students walked out of school as part of a “We Say Gay” protest to speak out against the state’s proposed anti-LGBTQ+ legislation on Wednesday.
The protest was organized by Iowa WTF and the Iowa Queer Student Alliance, both coalitions of high school student organizers. Organizers told the Des Moines Register that students at 47 schools across Iowa walked out on Wednesday. Thus far, at least 29 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced during this year’s legislative session, according to the legislative tracking of One Iowa Action. Those include bills that would force school employees to out trans students to their parents, bills that would ban mentions of gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms up to eighth grade, a resolution that would revise the Iowa constitution to effectively ban same-sex marriage, and more.
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