After recently meeting with anti-LGBTQ mogul Jerry Falwell Jr. about education issues, Donald Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. DeVos and her family foundations have donated millions of dollars to extreme, anti-LGBTQ organizations. Some have promoted dangerous, unscientific “conversion therapies” to convert LGBTQ youth and all of them have fought against basic nondiscrimination protections, school safety, and more.
Organizations DeVos has supported include Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the National Organization for Marriage.
Equality Federation is deeply concerned about the wellness of LGBTQ youth, and all youth, under the impending leadership of DeVos. Homophobia should have no place in our nation’s schools.
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