LGBTQ students are once again being targeted at their schools – but this time, it’s by America’s Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, and the Immanuel Christian School, where she is a teacher. According to news reports, the Ms. Pence will teach art classes at the school, which professes that “Homosexual acts and lifestyles are clearly perversion and reprehensible in the sight of God.”
The news follows a disturbing report that found LGBTQ students – specifically transgender and gender nonconforming students – increasingly experience more hostile climates at their schools. The arts are too often a safe haven for students who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity. We must protect their safety and well-being.
Sign this petition and demand that Karen Pence and Immanuel Christian School protect LGBTQ students from unfair discrimination. Because let’s face it, the world’s most profound and impactful art wouldn’t have been made possible if it weren’t for LGBTQ people.