I support the draft guidance provided by the VDOE. My son has identified as bisexual. He also has several gay and bisexual friends. We have taught him to love everyone, he is fully supported at home, and he fully supports all of his friends. We believe human rights means everyone should be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their gender identity. Sadly, my son has seen the struggles his friends have gone through with name-calling and he even experienced blatant disrespect from a school counselor in elementary school. We must stand together to ensure everyone has the same safe education opportunities. I support this draft guidance because I want my son and all of his friends to be in a school environment that is safe and welcoming for everyone.