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Bigoted book bans

Across the United States, right-wing opponents of racial justice and LGBTQ rights are waging a campaign of censorship to prevent children from learning about these topics.

NYC Pride March 2022

A strong contingent of UFT members joined the New York City Pride March on June 26 to show support for LGBTQ+ rights and celebrate the community.

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has conscripted public school educators to push his anti-LGBTQ agenda. The Parental Rights in Education Law he signed in March prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten...

Pride Committee’s Gender-Sexuality Alliances workshop

More than two dozen participants learned about making schools safer for and more supportive of LGBTQIA students on May 27 at the UFT Pride Committee’s virtual workshop on Gender-Sexuality Alliances.

Daniel Dromm Scholarship ceremony

The UFT Pride Committee honored five high school students with $1,000 scholarships at its third Daniel Dromm Scholarship ceremony, held virtually on June 5.

Florida becomes 8th state to ban trans girls from school sports

Florida became the eighth state in the nation to ban transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in school when the state's Republican governor signed a bill into law at the start of LGBTQ Pride Month.

Transgender rights

Pride Month has become an American tradition, when people in cities and towns large and small celebrate the LGBTQ community with friends, family and allies. But the fight to be treated equally in the eyes of the law isn’t over by any means.

'Tolerance is not enough'

Speak Truth to Power, a collaboration between Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights supported by the union, illuminates students’ and teachers’ roles in fighting human rights abuses and offers educational experiences and online tools...

LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Dinner

The UFT’s first LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Dinner drew more than 300 people to union headquarters and raised nearly $21,000 for the Daniel Dromm Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating seniors from New York City public schools to honor...

Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch 2019

The UFT Pride Committee celebrated its second annual Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch on June 1 to honor LGBTQ advocates, including student activists, at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.