Page updated March 11, 2014.
School officials in Lake County, Florida, including most school board members, have consistently disregarded the legal rights, safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies by refusing to allow or recognize an extra-curricular gay-straight alliance (GSA) at a local middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed two lawsuits defending Lake County middle school students’ right to form the GSA with the same rights and benefits provided to other student groups on campus.
Here on Youth Allies, I’ve covered the Lake County ordeal in detail. A complete list of related posts appears below. Posts marked as “popular” are simply those that have received the most clicks.
Lake County Posts:
- Lake County School Board’s Misleading & Confused Court Filings Call GSA’s Anti-Bullying Efforts “Sexual” “Advocacy” (February 2014) (Popular post)
- Lake County School District Still Failing to Protect LGBT Students & Their Allies (July 2013) (Popular post)
- Too Young to Be Straight? (May 2013) (Popular post)
- Gay-Straight Alliance Updates: Lake County (Victory!), Polk County (Victory) & Fort Worth (Progress!) (May 2013)
- Lake County School Board Member Questions 14-Year-Old Student’s Sexual Orientation (April 2013) (Popular post)
- After School Board Blocks Gay-Straight Alliance, Board Member Tells LGBT Youth Allies, “The Board Has Not Blocked the GSA.” (April 2013) (Popular post)