Agree or Disagree: We need more Gay-Straight Alliances in Schools.


I feel this needs a little bit of explanation.

Yesterday, Kent Hehr, a Liberal MLA in Alberta put forward a bill towards the Alberta Legislature. The bill put forth was that if a school requested, there would be a gay-straight alliance.

What is a gay-straight alliance? Glad you asked!

Gay–straight alliances are student-led organizations, found primarily in North American high schools and universities, that are intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies.

Now, the motion put forth by Kent Hehr yesterday was defeated. You can read the story from Metro News below.

http://metronews.ca/news/canada/996749/gay-straight-alliance-bill-turned-down/

What do you think? Is this something we need more of?

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