Florida’s largest school district voted no on a second month of pushing the LGBTQ agenda on students.
The Miami-Dade County School Board, by a 5-3 vote on Wednesday, rejected a proclamation to declare October as “LGBTQ History Month.” As many know, LGBTQ activists already claim June as Pride Month, a moment commemorated annually by governments and corporations across the country.
According to the proclamation filed by board member Lucia Baez-Geller, “The month of October has been established to remind all cultures within our wider community of the important roles that LGBTQ people have taken in shaping the social, historical, legal, and political worlds we live in today. A number of LGBTQ historical events and people of all races have contributed to the history of equality for all people, and LGBTQ individuals have made and continue to make lasting contributions to strengthen the fabric of American society.”
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The Miami-Dade County Public Schools would show it “appreciates and recognizes the importance of LGBTQ History Month” with support for the proclamation, and also that it “fosters a welcoming school climate where LGBTQ students, families, and educators can live their authentic lives and be treated with dignity and respect,” the document said.
Just two years ago the Miami board approved a similar resolution, the Florida Standard reported on Thursday.
The proclamation was defeated last year out of concern for the new Parental Rights in Education law, the Standard added.
Board member Monica Colluci noted of the proposal, “Matters of gender identity and sexual orientation are family issues and are parental rights, everyone has the right to introduce these topics to their child when they feel necessary.”
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According to the Standard, she was one of four new board members — along with Roberto Alonso, Danny Espino, and Maria Bosque-Blanco — who were appointed or supported by DeSantis and who voted against the proclamation. Board Chairwoman Mari Tere Rojas also rejected it.
The Miami chapter of Moms for Liberty claimed victory after the vote.
On Instagram, the group said, “Kids in Miami Dade Public Schools are scoring below average by 46% in reading & by 54% in math assessments. Let’s focus on academics not sexuality in schools. It’s time to get back to basics.”
“Thank you to the parents and citizens that made it out to the school board meeting to speak and to make presence. It’s not enough to complain. It’s now about taking action, protecting the children and parental rights,” the group added. “A HUGE THANK YOU to the school board members which upheld state law, protected the kids, teachers & respected parental rights. We see you.”
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