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posted Friday, February 22, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 8
'The kids are not all right' - Florida symposium seeks to further LGBTQ-inclusive education
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'The kids are not all right' - Florida symposium seeks to further LGBTQ-inclusive education

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor


School district representatives from across the country convened this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to take part in a first-ever symposium hosted by the Broward Stonewall Education Project (BSEP). Participants examined LGBTQ-inclusive support systems and resources necessary for the wellness and safety of LGBTQ students in schools. In addition, participants worked together to create a national network for the future.

BSEP is an unprecedented partnership between a private museum - the Fort Lauderdale-based Stonewall National Museum & Archives - and a public school district, Broward County Public Schools (the nation's sixth-largest).

The groundbreaking three-day symposium, entitled 'The Kids Are NOT All Right,' which began Wednesday and concludes today, includes presentations by renowned educators and nationally-recognized LGBT leaders such as Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), as well as Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.

SPREADING SUCCESS
The bulk of the conference, however, included work sessions in which school districts share best practices and identify challenging obstacles in making schools safer for LGBTQ students.

'School districts shouldn't be doing this work all alone, constantly reinventing the wheel,' said BSEP Director Jessica Herthel. 'This conference will enable districts to learn from each other's successes and challenges, and they'll go home with an education action plan to further ensure the safety and well-being of marginalized young people.'

The participating 14 school districts represent a cross-section of both large and small student populations in nearly every corner of the United States. They include the New York City Department of Education, Madison (Wisconsin) Metropolitan School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Seattle Public Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Palm Beach County Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, Minneapolis Public School District, and Denver Public Schools. The common thread among them is they are all considered leaders in LGBTQ-inclusive programs and policies.

'OUR RESPONSIBILITY'
'The Broward Stonewall Education Project is a natural partnership,' says Williams. 'It brings together school systems in need of resources and support, with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, which has the largest historical archive of LGBT materials in the world. This seminal event has blossomed into an unmatched gathering of school and community leaders in LGBT issues and education.'

Several major sponsors signed on to support the symposium, including GLSEN, the Puffin Foundation, the Welcoming Schools project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the GSA Network, Equality Florida, Broward Principals' and Assistants' Association, and Our Fund, a South Florida community foundation helping to build charitable endowments for organizations providing services to the LGBT community.

'It is our responsibility as educators and community members to build a safer, more nurturing world for our children,' says Williams. 'The power of this national symposium is in the collaboration between diverse districts.'

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