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Rosen Shingle Creek

Speak Out at the FL Department of Education!

Speak out against LGBT-phobic rules in consideration by the DOE!

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Speak Out at the FL Department of Education!
Speak Out at the FL Department of Education!

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2023, 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

About the Event

The Florida Department of Education is considering several items impacting student freedom: restricting use of bathrooms, chosen names, and pronouns, as well as mandating permission slips for all extracurriculars. Join us as we mobilize to speak against these heinous provisions currently being considered!

Click the links below to access the full text of the proposed rules and submit a comment in writing.

1. 6A-10.081 (Expansion of Don't Say LGBTQ+)

The proposed rules would codify the 2023 expansion of "Don't Say LGBTQ," HB 1069. This widens the censorship of gender and sexuality, affecting students in Pre-K up to grade 8. It also bans the usage of personal pronouns by students and teachers that don’t align with their assigned gender at birth.

2. 6A-10.086 (Bathroom Ban)

The DOE also intends to update its rules to reflect HSB 1521, which bans students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity.  Student codes of conduct would be updated to reinforce the ban, actively targeting trans and gender non-conforming students with disciplinary action in schools across the state.

3. 6A-10.089 (School Sponsored Events and Activities)

Another proposed rule would make permission slips mandatory for any type of extracurricular activity– meaning pep rallies, concerts, student-led clubs, and much more would be affected. This would limit student freedom as well as put much more strain on teachers and administrators having to process an exponentially increased amount of paperwork.

4. 6A-1.0955 (Names)

The DOE also wants to make official rules banning the use of chosen names without parental consent. Only legal names or nicknames with written approval of parents would be allowed. This would have a chilling impact on trans youth with unaccepting parents, restricting their freedom to self-expression and actively putting them in danger.

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