As a parent of 3 students in Albemarle County Public Schools, I fully support this guidance document. LGBTQ+ students should feel safe in their schools! The transphobic/hateful statements on this public commentary are enough to see why students don't feel safe. This document gives me hope that these students may finally be able to overcome the discrimination and harassment they deal with currently. Sadly, my kids have seen the struggles their LGBTQ+ friends go through with name-calling and even blatant disrespect school administrators. I know that if my children were struggling with these issues, I would do everything I could to make sure they has the same safe education as everyone else. I support this guidance because I want my kids and all of their friends to be in a school environment that is safe and welcoming for everyone.
Virginia is for Lovers, not hatred!