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A homosexual advocacy group is getting taxpayer money to increase the percentage of schools that set up "safe spaces" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will receive $285,000 annually for five years to partner with 20 targeted school districts across the country to help keep LBGT students safe and healthy.
She praised CDC for “taking a critical step to ensure safe and healthy schools for LGBT youth and a stronger foundation for their future by supporting the creation of truly safe spaces where they can receive support from administrators, teachers or other school staff.”
Safe spaces, Bayard added, “are vital to these students' health, success in school and life prospects."
The program centers on GLSEN’s “Safe Space Kit,” which includes stickers identifying offices or places within the school building where students will find “an adult’s unwavering support” for their safety. Each kit contains ten “Safe Space” stickers.
The kit includes two posters and a 42-page “Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students.” Among other things, the guide offers specific strategies for supporting LGBT students, including how to educate students about anti-LGBT bias and teaching respect for all people.
Just ridiculous when you think that this particular group wants to be treated equally.
Originally posted by peck420
reply to post by buddhasystem
And with your response it can be assumed that you are completely ignorant to all the other groups that have been getting 'terrorized' and 'disenfranchised' for just as long as the gay community.
Before you ass-u-me....
If you wish to create a 'safe space' for one group, you must create 'safe spaces' for all groups.
That is very costly and kind of ridiculous...what ever happened to the 'safe place' being within visual / audio range of the corresponding adult supervisor (in this case teacher,administrator, etc.)?
Cushman said it seems “undemocratic at its roots to now force those families to fund these groups with their taxpayer money.”
Originally posted by The Empty Skies
Hold on. Aren't you folks in the U.S under threat from a debt crisis?
You'd really think they'd prioritise what is done with the taxpayer's money during such tough times.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
As for the taxpayer money, yes it is a waste. Using the money for something like this is giving homosexual kids further reason to feel they are different and not accepted as equal. In my opinion, if there is a reason a homosexual child feels they have to go to one of these "safe places," then this is an issue that should be addressed from where the "unsafe" feeling originated. Who is making them feel unsafe? That's the person who needs to be dealt with so their behavior can be corrected.
Originally posted by ispyed
Hold on a minute guys. Being gay and a teenager is most probably not an easy thing what with hormones and all that and I guess these "Safe Rooms" are just places where other gay kids can meet and not feel threatened. A chess club is not the same thing.
How much will you reduce the National Debt if these rooms and stickers are not paid for ???? How much??? Practically nothing..