Parents’ Rights and the Don’t Say Gay Law in Florida

In an interview about the Don’t Say Gay Law in Florida, and its repercussions, I was asked “What about parents’ rights?” I thought a lot about the question after the interview. The answer I gave was accurate – parents’ rights should incorporate all parents, not simply the parents who do not want LGBTQ issues discussed in school – and that would change the narrative.

But my answer was incomplete. In this podcast I explore what rights students and parents have in school, and why the Don’t Say Gay law is not actually about parents’ rights to protect their children, but rather is their attempt to erase discussion of LGBTQ families, history, and risk factors (such as bullying).

Parents do not have the right to erase people. Every student has the right to be safe, affirmed, and respected at school.

#saygay #LGBTQ+ #LGBTQallies #beanally #safeschools

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