Missouri Advocates Launch New Site to Fight “Don’t Say Gay” Bill
April 25, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist
Last week we told you about Missouri’s own “Don’t Say Gay” bill, currently advancing through the House legislature.
H.B. 2051 would ban any discussion of sexual orientation in Missouri public schools, other than in “scientific instruction concerning human reproduction.” The bill would likely ban Gay-Straight Alliances as well.
PROMO and Progress Missouri recently launched their own project to combat this discriminatory bill. It’s called OKtoSayGay.org, and it provides a space for students, teachers and community members to post stories and videos explaining why this legislation is “so, so wrongheaded.”
Organizers are traveling across Missouri this week and next to record video testimonials against the bill.
PROMO has also launched a petition, calling out the dangerous effects of silencing LGBT students, teachers and allies.
Learn more about how to get involved by visiting OKtoSayGay.org.
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