Earlier this month The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership held it's 4th annual national educator conference focusing on LGBTQIA youth. Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, released this powerful message for the CESCaL educators and counselors at the conference:
She covers a lot of vitally important topics. Please watch the whole video. It's incredibly important to see leaders like Randi standing up for these issues.
The labor movement has done a lot for the LGBT community. We need to see more leaders like Weingarten reaching out and making statements like these:
"We worked hard to fight for queer youth. We believe that all schools should be safe spaces for every child to grow and express themselves."
"We've even led the way with bullying campaigns..."
"Today, I could get married in the United States."
"[But] we still live in a country that tells us that our love is unequal."