The LAUSD Board of Education passed a resolution on Tuesday, June 6, urging schools to incorporate more lessons on the LGBTQ community after someone burned a transgender teacher’s Pride flag at Saticoy Elementary School and parents protested against the school’s assembly at which a book reading explained same-sex parents.

The board resolution passed unanimously and called for a renewed focus on protecting and uplifting LGBTQ students, staff and parents in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It encourages schools to celebrate Pride Month in June, LGBT History Month in October and the Out for Safe Schools campaign in October, which promotes acceptance of LGBTQ community members.

“I’m proud to bring this resolution at an important time in our country, in our city and our district to stand up for LGBTQ+ rights,” said Board Member Nick Melvoin. “From legislatures across the country passing anti-LGBTQ+ bills to a cruel act of vandalism in our own backyard just a few days ago, these kinds of incidents shake us out of our complacency and reiterate our commitment to inclusivity and creating safe spaces for our students and staff.” Click here to read more: