On March 28th, Senator Schatz, Representative Takano, and Representative Lee introduced the Rise Up for LGBTQI+ Youth in Schools resolution in Congress, a call to demand equal educational opportunity, basic civil rights protections, and freedom from erasure for all students, including LGBTQI+ young people in K-12 schools.
The Rise Up for LGBTQI+ Youth in Schools Resolution:
Names the actions and impacts of adults in positions of authority pushing policies that harm LGBTQI+ students and families, especially young people who are transgender, nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Demands that every young person have equal educational opportunity and freedom from the fear that their basic civil and educational rights, including those who identify as LGBTQI+, without exception.
The Rise Up for LGBTQI+ Youth in Schools resolutions and proclamations on this map represent LGBTQ+-friendly states, local educational agencies, and local governments that are taking a stand against the avalanche of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that is being passed in this country.