Affirming LGBTQ+ Rights

Affirming LGBTQ+ Rights

It pains me that this even needs to be said but, yes, I fully support the LGBTQ+ Community.

More specifically, I absolutely and unequivocally support the SFUSD’s policies on LGBTQ Rights including:

  • Right to be treated equally and to be free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
  • Right to be respected and to dress and act in ways that do not conform to stereotypes associated with your gender, with respect to the student dress code
  • Right to LGBTQ-inclusive social studies, history and comprehensive sexual health education
  • Right to be referred to by the gender pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
  • Right to be involved in school activities, and access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fit with your gender identity
  • Right to speak out about LGBTQ issues, including wearing LGBTQ-affirming t-shirts, stickers and bracelets, and access information about LGBTQ issues on school computers, and to bring same gender dates to prom
  • Right to form and organize Gay-Straight Alliance, or similarly LGBTQ-related student clubs
  • Right to be “out” and be yourself at school, and give permission to school staff of when and to whom they can share your LGBTQ identity
  • Right to consent to sensitive LGBTQ or sexual health-related services without permission from your parent/guardian or primary caregiver, if you are age 12 or older

I encourage every candidate for every position — and, really, everyone — to publicly and explicitly support these policies.

Read more about the district policies here.

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