South Florida’s Broward School Board will honor gay history month

Broward County School Board members unanimously approved a resolution in support of LGBT History Month, which takes place every October. Board member Nora Rupert said an environment that is supportive of gay students has been proven to reduce the frequency of suicide attempts by gay or lesbian teens. “We want to promote equality for all of our children,” Rupert said.

The cities of Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach are in Broward County.

The resolution states:

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society…Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal and political worlds we live in today.

[via Miami Herald]