DECATUR — Decatur Pride is promoting a petition in support of queer and trans youth in Decatur Public Schools District #61.
From the Change.org petition:
There is a lot of fear and misunderstanding regarding queer and trans students. Hate crimes along with suicide (in the queer and trans community) is at an all-time high. It has been clear that faculty and staff need further training on diversity and inclusion.
Our goal is to create and maintain all-inclusive safe spaces in our community for our children. We are dedicated to advocating for queer and trans youth who cannot otherwise advocate for themselves.
The Decatur Pride Committee, Macon County Youth Pride and Douglas MacArthur Hugh School GSA, stresses the importance of support from parents and allies.
As of Sunday morning, there are 126 signatures. All residents of Macon County are encouraged to sign the petition.