Last Friday, The Weinstein Company released the documentary film, Bully, which sheds light on some of the effects of school bullying in America. We are proud to partner with the filmmakers as part of The Bully Project and hope that you, your chapter, and your friends will see the film, take action, and get engaged in cultivating respect for all students!
As PFLAGers, we are familiar with the sometimes tragic effects of LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination, and understand the importance of spreading awareness. This is why we reach out to our schools through our Claim Your Rights and Cultivating Respect safe schools materials, and urge our leaders to stand up for the rights of our children. Our work surrounding the Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 998/S. 555) and the Safe Schools Improvement Act (H.R. 1648/S. 506) has inspired an unprecedented number of U.S. Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor this lifesaving legislation to help over 13 million students who are estimated to experience bullying, harassment or discrimination in this year alone.
Contact your Congress Member today and urge them to support the Student Non-Discrimination Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act. Tell them to stand up for the 3 million students who will be absent from school this month because of the emotional and physical toll of bullying.
By taking action and visiting PFLAG National’s Online Advocacy Center, we can continue to make a difference for our LGBT loved ones. Because PFLAGers know—every child has the right to a safe, educational, and supportive school environment. It’s that simple.
And be sure to check out BULLY, opening this Friday, April 13th, in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
You and your chapter members can take advantage of a group rate on tickets. If interested, please contact Sarah Foudy at firstname.lastname@example.org.