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“By discouraging kids from seeking out guidance about LGBTQ issues at school, Florida’s bill is ‘isolating them from the help they need,’ said Heron Greenesmith, a legal expert cited in the MAP report. For that reason, the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ framing “far underestimates the impact of this bill,” Greenesmith said.

“ ‘So many of these pieces of legislation right now, they are all focused around reducing youth’s access to supportive resources and supportive adults,’ Greenesmith said.”

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