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Families Dinner Night 2013 is a Hit
The SFUSD Student, Family, and Community Support Department hosted our 2nd annual Families Dinner for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender families in the district. SFUSD’s LGBTQ parents, families and students met and mingled with each other in a welcoming environment. All students and families were welcome!
It took us a bit longer to get our second LGBTQ Families dinner off the ground this year, but we did with as much resounding support as we had from the first dinner we had. With the dinner moved to March 7th, we weren’t sure what the response would be.
Gladly, we were surprised by nearly 200 participants who enjoyed an evening of good food, entertainment, family photos, and resources from a number of our community partners.
This year we were fortunate to have Superintendent Richard Carranza attend and offer comments of welcome to our guests. He reiterated the importance of our LGBTQ parents, and wanted them to know that he hoped they would be active participants in their children’s educational process.
We hope to begin planning this summer for next year’s dinner which is slated for earlier – stay tuned for our Fall date.
SF's Melanie Natividad Honored in DC
SFUSD Community Health Outreach Worker Melanie Natividad was asked to speak with Vice President Joe Biden at the Emerging LGBT Leaders ceremony in Washington D.C. Here is an interview...
What was the activity that got you to the emerging LGBT leader ceremony?
This summer I participated in a training of trainers in Chicago on LGBT safety and inclusiveness in schools with the National Education Association (NEA)/American Federation of Teachers (AFT). United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) was looking for 2 people to represent San Francisco and Susan Kitchell, Nurse at Galileo, recommended me for my work around LGBT issues. Based on the work I did in Chicago, I was nominated to represent AFT at the White House event.
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