Florida’s plan for bullied LGBTQ kids is sending them to Christian schools


A HuffPost analysis of private schools that have signed up to participate in Florida’s LGBTQ bullying program shows that many of the schools enact their own form of state-sponsored bullying ― by refusing to admit LGBTQ students or outlining punishment for students in same-sex relationships. For this analysis, HuffPost studied the student handbooks and mission statements of schools that signed up.

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As of Aug. 1, nearly 70 schools had signed up to participate in the The Hope Scholarship Program which gives students who report being bullied $6,700 towards tuition at a private school, or $750 for transportation to another public school. This past March, Florida became the first state to create a private school voucher program just for bullied students.