Posted by MK on 9/21/12 -
Joseph Pedro for Passport Blogs reports that the school board in Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for the upcoming LGBT History Month in October. The Broward County School District encompasses Fort Lauderdale and is the sixth largest school district in the country. Broward has a history of progressivism when it comes to LGBT rights.
According to Passport Blogs, the school board’s resolution reads:
Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society…Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal and political worlds we live in today.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida appreciates and recognizes the importance of LGBT History Month as an effective means of educating and calling to action the citizens of Broward County to work together to promote equal protection of all Broward County students and staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Passport Blogs reports that the school district in Broward has now become the first in the nation to officially support LGBT History Month, though this separate report from the Sun Sentinel says that it’s the first district to do so since 1994. In either case, it’s an important step. Thank you and congratulations to Broward County Public Schools!