‘We say gay’: Berkeley school district clashes with restrictive LGBTQ+ Florida legislation

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Amid concerns over legislation dubbed “don’t say gay” in Florida, parents of Berkeley students discuss measures taken by Berkeley Unified School District to support the LGBTQ+ community. Parents also remarked on the differences in attitudes between different states in regard to LGBTQ+ students.

Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law limits instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity. While students in Berkeley don’t anticipate similar actions in their state, some regard it as a warning.
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University of California must do more to support SVSH survivors

UC AFFAIRS: While limited in ways it can amend its SVSH policies due to federal law, there are steps the University of California and campus can and must take to remedy the reporting current process.

The university and campus are in many ways constrained by federal law, but this isn’t an excuse to do anything but make absolutely clear it will prioritize survivors. 
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