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Your GLSEN Arizona Inclusive Policy Postcard 3.23.2024



Greetings GLSENeer,


An affirming learning environment is absolutely necessary to ensure that LGBTQ+ students feel safe and accepted in the classroom. And it is absolutely necessary that our educators and schools feel empowered to provide it. 


In this week’s Policy Postcard we discuss the very harmful bill SB 1166 and share a round up of local and national news.


LEGISLATIVE SESSION


SB 1166 FORCES SCHOOL TO OUT STUDENTS TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS


Schools have an obligation to provide safe and affirming learning environments for all students, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This legislation attempts to release Arizona schools from that sacred responsibility by forcing them to out transgender students to their parents or guardians.


  • SB 1166 callously disregards any harmful consequences that may occur at school or home and endangers the lives of some of the most vulnerable among us.

  • SB 1166 further exacerbates the challenges faced by transgender students by forcing school staff to deadname and misgender them under the guise of so-called “parental rights.”


Forcing students to endure the wrong name or wrong pronouns, day in and day out, will further increase the alarming stats on depression among LGBTQ+ youth. 


TAKE ACTION!


Contact your 2 Representatives and ask tell them to vote NO on SB 1166 to keep schools from outing trans and nonbinary students.!



WHATS NEXT?


If SB 1166 passes the House, it will head to the Governor’s desk. Watch out for our call for a veto from Governor Hobbs!


BILL TRACKER

Our 2024 Arizona Legislative Session Bill Tracker which kept up to date by our advocacy partner working group.


REGISTER TO VOTE

YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL!

Voting is the most crucial way by which you are able to participate in our democracy!


IMPORTANT DATES:

Tue Mar 19, 2024 is the Arizona Presidential Preference Primary


IN THE NEWS

  • Two more Democratic Incumbents Bow out of Arizona Legislature. Read More.

  • The Peoria Teacher says School District Targeted Them for Being Transgender. Read More.

  • PA Look Back at Phoenix's LGBTQ+ Bar Scene in the '70s and '80s. Read More.

  • Reneé Rapp and Elmo Are the Lesbian Pop Star/Children's TV Crossover of the Century. Read More.

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