Small items could make big difference for LGBTQ children in the classroom

SALISBURY, Md. – We’re just weeks away from back to school, and the PFLAG organization is hoping one small item can make a big difference for LGBTQ+ students in the classroom.

These stickers are being offered for free to teachers as a way to make classrooms more inclusive for LGBTQ+ students.

According to GLSEN, an organization that Champions LGBTQ issues in K-12 education, when students feel they are in an inclusive classroom, their GPA increases and suicide rates drop.

“The big deal is to let people know that, hey, just because someone is LGBTQ does not make them have a right to be discriminated against, or to be harassed or bullied in school, which is the predominately large case in schools nowadays,” said Mark DeLancey, president of the board for PFLAG.

PFLAG says this is just a starting point, adding that they can provide local teachers with safe space training and educational opportunities.

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