I've been a teacher for 10 years, a parent for 14 and I am proud to support this guidance. Though my own children do not identify as LGBTQ+, they have friends who do. It is of the utmost importance that all students are able to attend school safely and learn in an inclusive environment. Most people can and WANT to do the right thing, but lack the knowledge, understanding or support to do so. This guidance would allow all schools to be equipped with the policies and procedures they need to confidently provide a safe and inclusive educational experience for all students, especially our LGBT youth.