A Message of Unity and Support - August 30, 2023
As an organization devoted to helping people who are marginalized and supporting youth in being themselves and finding their open sky, we express our condemnation of the various acts of violence recently committed against members of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
We also express our strong support for youth in schools where policies are unwelcoming and harmful to their wellbeing. LGBTQIA+ youth experience bullying, isolation, depression and suicide at rates far higher than those of the general student population. Compassion, acceptance and safety are the values we most strongly advocate for all youth in all schools.
– Open Sky Community Services