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LGBTS club commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 23, 2015

Students from Monticello High School’s LGBTS (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Supporters) took part in a fundraising campaign, raising over $300 to support GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education network). The campaign cumulated with a march around the Monticello High School’s outdoor track on Friday, Nov. 20 coinciding with the National Transgender Day ofLGBTS club poses on MHS track Remembrance.

GLSEN is an organization that advocates for LGBT issues and works to support LGBT students.

According to GLSEN, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, “communities across the globe memorialize those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender fear, bigotry and hatred. It is an opportunity for students, educators and community members to increase visibility of the transgender community and to raise awareness of the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming students.”

“We are fortunate in this district to have the support of the Board of Education as well as central and building administration for this club,” said Gwen Roerden-Rettoun, RN and School Nurse Teacher at MHS.