The dual fights in Florida over the 'Don't Say Gay' bill and in Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott's attempt to take trans children away from their affirming parents are past the point of heating up. We're talking Dante Inferno's territory here.
In over 20 Florida schools, students staged walkouts in protest of the 'Don't Say Gay' bill and their presence was felt.
RIGHT NOW | Students at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg are walking out of class in protest of the controversial so-called #DontSayGay bill moving through the legislature, which limits instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity in schools. @10TampaBay #DSGWalkout pic.twitter.com/RovcSSEh2n— Josh Sidorowicz WTSP (@JoshWTSP) March 3, 2022
Thousands of students across the state are refusing to watch their classmates (or themselves!) be erased by the legislature. They're demanding an end to #DontSayGay .— Equality Florida (@equalityfl) March 3, 2022
Are you listening, lawmakers? @GovRonDeSantis @WiltonSimpson @Kathleen4SWFL #FlaPol #DSGWalkout pic.twitter.com/mZ6u9lkvAb
"Say gay! Say gay! Say gay!"That's what more than 500 students chanted at Flagler Palm Coast High School's stadium Thursday morning while waving pride flags in a walkout protesting House Bill 1557. The bill is a controversial measure that would prohibit school instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.