Faith-Letter

Letter of Support for Michigan Department of Education LGBTQ guidelines

The following letter will be provided to educational organizations considering adoption of State Board of Education Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students. This letter will highlight the many Michigan faith groups who support these guidelines and see them as consistent with our beliefs and practices.

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Dear Education Professional,

As Faith Leaders and People of Faith in Michigan, we urge you to consider immediate adoption of the State Board of Education Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students.

We strongly encourage the adoption of these guidelines for all public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in Michigan.

Our schools are an integral part of our communities, reflecting our values and commitment to our children’s lives and their education. We believe these guidelines reinforce safe and supportive learning environments for all students in Michigan, and offer the best path forward to reduce the unique obstacles our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning students encounter in pursuit of their education.

We support these guidelines because they protect the dignity of all students, helping to ensure that all students are treated with respect and understanding.

Our diverse faith traditions and lived experiences teach us to love our neighbor and honor all life. We take this obligation seriously and believe strongly that the guidelines support this belief by thoughtfully addressing family and school engagement, as well as student needs.

Those signed below are in agreement that these guidelines should be adopted without delay and we, along with our faith communities, urge your full support.

Signed,