Farrington High wins national LGBT award

29-Apr-2013

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) awarded Farrington High with its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of the Year award at GLSEN's Respect Awards in New York on May 20.

The award-winning Gay-Straight Alliance student club at Farrington High. "It makes me feel so accomplished,” said senior Jonah Saribay.

Photo Credit: Farrington High GSA

'An example for Hawaii, the nation'

Students at Farrington High are drawing national praise for bringing visibility to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) classmates.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) awarded Farrington High with its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of the Year award at GLSEN's Respect Awards in New York on May 20.

“I applaud and commend Farrington High students and staff for their award-winning work to promote understanding and respect among its LGBT community,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “They are setting an example for Hawaii and the nation.”

The GSA of the Year award honors a student club that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership to ensure all students in their school community feel safe and treated with respect regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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