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LGBTQ+ allies worried for safety of youth after conservative group posted faces in now-viral tweet

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22.09.2021

Nothing maddens a certain kind of person like seeing openly LGBTQ people happy. For some of the most nefarious conservatives, frankly, seeing an LGBTQ person out and about, even—if they’re not happy, but simply existing—can be enough to complain or worse. Sadly, but not surprisingly, we know that anti-LGBTQ bias is alive and well even in school settings, a place where, ideally, students should be able to express themselves and their identities safely. But we know that even LGBTQ youth are not immune to harassment, bullying, and abuse.

An LGBTQ student pride group at a high school in Tennessee has absolutely maddened conservatives not just in the Williamson County community, but thanks to the Moms for Liberty Williamson County group, online as well. What caused so much upset? As discussed at length during a board of education meeting on Monday, some people are positively livid that a pride float was not only present during a Homecoming parade for the high school, but that two girls briefly kissed while on top of it.

Mia Elias, one of the people on the float, stressed how important it is for her to have a school community where she feels safe, explaining that she has friends who “fear for their safety” and that they’ve........

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