GLBT issues at forefront of school board meeting in Minnesota
The same school district sued by a lesbian couple who were initially told they couldn’t walk together during a school ceremony was embroiled in an emotional meeting to urge the district to impose tougher rules against bullying. Dozens of people gathered at the Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting to urge the board to better train teachers on issues affecting GLBT students. Many held signs urging tolerance. KSTP-TV says the school board issued a statement saying the district is committed to keeping all students safe and will continue to provide training. One of the speakers addressing the board was Tammy Aaberg. Her 15-year-old son, Justin, committed suicide last summer. Aaberg says her son was bullied because he was gay. She says she’s made it her mission to tell his story. Aaberg left the meeting in tears.