Desantis Voices Support for "Don't Say Gay" bill

NEWS -- February 9, 2022: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for a bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual

orientation and gender identity in the state's primary schools Monday, stating that it is up to teachers to educate students about the subject.

"I think it is entirely inappropriate for teachers to be having conversations with students about gender identity," he said, citing instances of teachers telling children "don't worry, don't pick your gender yet" and "hiding" classroom lessons from parents.

"Schools need to be teaching kids to read, to write," he said. "They need to teach them science, history. We need more civics and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, what makes our country unique, all those basic stuff."

"The larger issue with all of this is parents must have a seat at the table when it comes to what's going on in their schools," DeSantis added.

Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Mental Health 2021

42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.

LGBTQ youth who had access to spaces that affirmed their sexual orientation and gender identity reported lower rates of attempting suicide.

94% of LGBTQ youth reported that recent politics negatively impacted their mental health.


Wnctimes by Marjorie Farrington




Donation Campaigns

Wnctimes LLC Donations

Wnctimes LLC has been providing a valuable community service for 22 years, and we have no plans of stopping—but that doesn't ..

Newsletter Subscriptions

WNCTIMES on Facebook

WNCTIMES ON TWITTER

Remembering John Lennon 42 Years Later, Thanks Paul https://t.co/sktsJid6mf... johnlennon paulmccartney beatles… https://t.co/MxIIlGCF5v
Less than a minute ago
Cawthorne Ordered to Pay Over $15,000 in Fines by Ethics Committee https://t.co/FBPdioSzlo... wncnews asheville… https://t.co/98allorHVD
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 19:09
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trees on Display at White House https://t.co/ipxRhNbQjp WhiteHouse… https://t.co/nbfpzzi8vm
Tuesday, 06 December 2022 14:35
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 19:53
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 19:36