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Los Angeles Unified School District Passes Anti-Bullying Resolution To Protect Gays

The Los Angeles School District unanimously passed a LGBT and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Anti-Bullying Resolution Act.

Hollywood Patch reports:

The Los Angeles Unified School District is aiming to make schools safer for gay students.

At its biweekly meeting held Tuesday afternoon, the seven-member LAUSD school board unanimously passed the ?LGBT and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Anti-Bullying Resolution,? which takes specific steps to ensure a safe environment for LGBT students.

The resolution sponsored by Steve Zimmer, who represents the LAUSD 4th district that includes West Hollywood and much of Hollywood, will ensure an LGBT-inclusive curriculum.

?As a teacher, I know how important it is for students and families to be included and recognized in school,? Zimmer said. ?We?ve seen the cost of invisibility and rejection. Last year there was a spate of suicides across the country attributed to anti-gay bullying.?

Zimmer added that LAUSD has an ongoing commitment to creating safe environments for LGBT students. ?We want our youth to feel that school is a protective factor, not a risk factor,? he said. ?And we won?t rest until all students are safe.?

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