Denver Public Schools (DPS) Resolution of Inclusion of LGBTQ Community Members

Denver, CO — On January 23rd, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution of Inclusion of LGBTQ Community Members. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans, released the following statement from Executive Director, Daniel Ramos, on DPS’s resolution to promote the inclusion of LGBTQ community members.

“While we all hope that schools serve their purpose as an incubator for creativity, connection, and learning, far too often they can be lonely or hostile places. This resolution is a much-needed step to protect LGBTQ youth, educators, administrators, staff, and parents from becoming targets of bullying and abuse. We hope that other school districts will follow the example set by Denver Public Schools and affirm their commitment to an inclusive, welcoming learning environment for all .”
– Daniel Ramos, One Colorado Executive Director

DPS School Board Education Director, Tay Anderson, played a pivotal role in introducing and passing the resolution.

“As a Denver School Board Member, I am honored to bring this resolution forward to ensure protections for all of our students, staff, and teachers. Now is our time to affirm our unwavering commitment to our LGBTQ community. This is a small step forward in the fight for justice.”
– Director Tay Anderson, Denver Public Schools Board of Education Director, At-Large

This resolution ensures that every member of the Denver Public Schools community will be able to learn, work, and prosper in an affirming environment.