I couldn’t be more thrilled to have an article in Jacksonville Mom about a topic near and dear to both my personal life and my writing. If you read nothing else related to Pride Month, please consider reading this and sharing it with someone you think might benefit from the questions it poses.

Whether we’re for or against it — or even aware of it — new legislation exists for Florida public schools. On March 28, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education law, which will take effect on July 1, 2022. More control over what and how our children learn sounds appealing, but when I heard opponents are calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” law, I took a deeper look.

Full disclosure: I come from a family where the majority of us identify with at least one of the letters in LGBTQ+. I’ve danced with my brother at The Metro on Christmas Eve. My kids marched in their first Pride parade when they were ages 2 and 4. At one point in our lives, Mother’s Day called for as many greeting cards as I have fingers on one hand. Suffice it to say, we’re a lot to keep straight….

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