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WATCH: Hundreds of Florida students walk out of class chanting “WE SAY GAY”

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Tweet out your support with #LetFreeFloridaSayGay pic.twitter.com/C2a55Zmxal— David Hogg ? (@davidhogg111) March 7, 2022In it, the students chant “We say gay” in protest of the bill, which would prohibit classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, or in any grade if it is “in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”Here’s another video, shot by student and protest organizer Will Larkins:WE SAY GAY pic.twitter.com/XJkQJzAer5— Will Larkins (@ProudTwinkie) March 7, 2022Opponents of the bill argue it will make life harder for LGBTQ youth, who already face higher rates of bullying and increased suicide risk compared to their straight, cisgender peers.Related: DeSantis press secretary tweets vile take on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and the Internet just can’t with herThe walkouts come as the state Senate prepares to discuss the legislation.

It already passed in the state House, and Gov. DeSantis has voiced his support, indicating he’s likely to sign it if it reaches his desk.Here’s how folks are reacting:So proud of all the students throughout #Florida that have had walk outs against #DeSantis & Republicans blatant discrimination & government overreach! #LetFreeFloridaSayGay ?????????????— Paula Cobia (@PaulaCobia) March 7, 2022Amazing.

The youth inspire me. #LetFreeFloridaSayGay https://t.co/CEM8gLRi6A— Melissa Mark-Viverito (@MMViverito) March 7, 2022The children will save us all!#LetFreeFloridaSayGay https://t.co/ApaeGAN9lB— azeeestor ????????? (@azeeestor) March 7, 2022They exist & they have the right to exist. #LetFreeFloridaSayGay pic.twitter.com/boI2ek0Cni— Farris Thompson (@FarrisThompson).

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