February 26, 2013

Even with statistics confirming a ninety percent harassment rate in schools today, two Florida school boards chose polar opposite approaches toward LGBT students. Only one voted to make its schools safe. On December 11, 2012, the Orange County School Board voted to update their non-discrimination policy for teachers, staff and students to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Like many other Florida schools, Orange County chose to make changes in order to ensure full equality and equal protections for all their students and staff.