News & PoliticsTeenView

Parents meet anti-gay protesters at elementary school with message of inclusion

Dozens of fair-minded people stood up for LGBT rights and gender identity at a California elementary school. Alamo residents outnumbered protesters from Westboro Baptist significantly. The homophobic organization was reacting to the school’s PTA diversity and inclusion committee – which created a bulletin board display about gender identity for January’s theme.

“When hate gives you a press release and tells you the date and time of its location, love has to absolutely show up. You do not stay home and stay silent when its announced its arrival,” a mother named Wendy Coats said.

Studies show that reaching down to younger kids can help expand their tolerance and acceptance of everybody’s uniqueness, and that’s the intent,” parent Susan Julius said.