In collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Project SPIN (Suicide Prevention Intervention Network), some Los Angeles school teachers “came out” today in support of LGBTQ students and their families. Teachers volunteered to wear badges with the word “Ally” printed in seven different languages as part of a new “Coming Out for Safe Schools” initiative. This is the first time the LAUSD has gone to such extensive measures to show solidarity towards LGBTQ students. According to sources, 25 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students either self-identify as LGBTQ, or have family members who do.
On National Coming Out Day, LA Teachers Wear Badges in Solidarity
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