This petition is to show the student body's want and need for a Gay-Straight Alliance at Lowndes High School.
Why does LHS need a Gay-Straight Allaince (GSA)?
Schools are responsible for providing a safe learning environment for all students. However, for many students, especially students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, etc,(LGBTQA+), school is not a safe place. There is compelling evidence that the majority of students frequently hear homophobic remarks and other types of biased language at school, and that LGBTQA+ students experience bullying and harassment at school because of their sexual orientation and/or their gender expression. These experiences contribute to a hostile climate and some LGBTQA+ students choose to miss school in order to avoid negative experiences that threaten their safety. Forming a GSA at Lowndes High would provide the safe place and support needed by many LGBTQA+ students.