On Monday, June 6th, our high school Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) faculty committee hosted our last assembly in celebration of pride month. We invited Lilith Rose, the executive director of PFLAG San Francisco, who has been working with the parent Gender and Sexuality Alliance(GSA) affinity group and our GSA students on campus more recently, to discuss their identity journey.
At the assembly, Lilith Rose shared that after barely surviving a mental health crisis as a teenager, they realized just how many of their peers were suffering from treatable mental illnesses. They communicated transparently about their struggles and the daily actions they were taking to overcome their challenges. The students were able to ask questions and we are so grateful for sharing their stories.
PFLAG SF "promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender-expansive persons, their families and friends, through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. They also provide "an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity."
As allies, we will be joining PFLAG's contingency in this year's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26th. All are invited to join us as we march.