Protect LGBTQ+ Students: Amend Policies, Enact Anti-Bullying Measures
  1. United States
  2. Colo.
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Protect LGBTQ+ Students: Amend Policies, Enact Anti-Bullying Measures

To: Sen. Bennet, Rep. Caraveo, Pres. Biden, Sen. Hickenlooper

From: A verified voter in Denver, CO

February 22

The tragic incident at Owasso High School, where a transgender student, Nex Benedict, lost their life following a violent assault, underscores the urgent need for comprehensive anti-bullying legislation. This incident, which occurred in the wake of a law requiring students to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth certificates, highlights the potential dangers of such policies. Nex's family, of Choctaw Nation descent, supported their gender fluidity, and Nex was a high-achieving student. It is crucial to ensure that all students, regardless of their gender identity, are safe and protected in our schools. Therefore, it is requested that immediate steps be taken to review and amend discriminatory policies, and to introduce comprehensive anti-bullying measures that specifically protect LGBTQ+ students. This is not just about policy, but about safeguarding the lives and futures of our children.

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