Superintendent's Message: Join us in Recognizing and Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month
In recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, I want to take a moment to express our school district’s appreciation and support of our LGBTQ students, staff, community members and allies. We see you and we stand with you.
LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. While our nation has made progress in that path to equality, we recognize there is more work to do to achieve equality for our LGBTQ family.
I am inspired every day by our incredibly diverse and inclusive community. This past April, we celebrated our 4th Annual LGBTQ and Allies Family Potluck. It is always one of my favorite events to attend each year. Those who attend each year to offer support and fellowship to all families are a testament to what makes our community such a special place to live, work and learn.
I hope you will join me this month in reaffirming our support of our LGBTQ students, families and community and recognizing their vast contributions to society.