Miami’s NBC affiliate reports:
Declaring an LGBTQ history month used to be routine at the Miami-Dade County School Board. Not anymore. “We have to uphold state law, and it’s very clear what that law is,” said board member Monica Colucci [photo] at Wednesday night’s committee meeting.
“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,” Collucci said. Miami-Dade’s School Board will vote on it at next week’s meeting.
In the same meeting, board member Mary Blanco agreed with board member Roberto Alonso’s contention that passing an item supporting the LGBTQ community would confuse teachers. “I agree wholeheartedly that I think it’s a mixed message to our teachers,” Blanco said.
Read the full article. Monica Colucci is a former DeSantis administration staffer. Both she and Mary Blanco were elected last year with his support.
Happy Birthday, Governor @RonDeSantisFL!
Thank you for standing up for educational freedom in the Great State of Florida. pic.twitter.com/ZyPbgvvbr8
— Monica Colucci (@MonicaColucciFL) September 14, 2022
Declaring an LGBTQ history month used to be routine at the Miami-Dade County School Board. Not anymore. https://t.co/Pa0jhAlha1
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) September 1, 2023
Is opposition to LGBTQ History Month at the Miami-Dade school board @MDCPS motivated by hatred?
From the mouths of the Proud Boys outside:
“Get that gay shit outta here … f**got” says the PB known as Lex 305 reacting to a trans pride flag. He then gives the white power sign. pic.twitter.com/iLaVL0MPV6
— Miami Against Fascism 🌴☕️ (@MIAagainstFash) September 8, 2022
After rejecting it last year, Miami-Dade School Board considers LGBTQ History Month https://t.co/O3AbYKVqe8
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 31, 2023