We have been outraged the past couple of weeks as we learned about a smear campaign directed at a Colorado transgender student. As you might expect, the made-up accusations originated with an anti-LGBT organization and its allies in conservative media.
When we asked the student’s mother what GLSEN could do to help, she said the thing her daughter needs most right now issupport. She asked if GLSEN supporters would be willing to send her daughter messages of encouragement.
Will you send a message of support today?
When a small group of parents objected to the student using the girls’ bathroom, the school held firm. So the anti-LGBT Pacific Justice Institute stepped in and made up a story that she was harassing girls in the bathroom. Conservative media like Fox News then spread the lies.
According to the school district and fellow students, the accusations are completely false.
Anti-LGBT extremists will stop at nothing – including attacking an innocent teenage girl – to roll back any progress for LGBT students. If you’re as outraged and heartbroken as we are, we hope you’ll take a minute and send her a message of love and encouragement.