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Iowa Safe Schools Statement on National Coming Out Day

Des Moines, IA (October 11th, 2017)- Iowa Safe Schools Executive Director, Nate Monson, who is available for interviews, released the following statement on National Coming Out Day.

“National coming out day is a very important day for LGBTQ individuals across Iowa. This day signifies the inclusive communities and cultures we have worked so hard to develop across Iowa. It also serves as a very important time of reflection for our LGBTQ community, recognizing the countless individuals who weren’t as fortunate to have the opportunity to openly share their LGBTQ identity. No matter their age, gender identity or sexual orientation, students can and should celebrate today, a day dedicated to the significance of coming out as LGBTQ.”

Monson added, “When students proudly identify as LGBTQ, they will be met with the full support and resources Iowa Safe Schools has to offer. We will continue to build inclusive environments across Iowa and celebrate the success of our community. While today is a great celebration, there are still hundreds of kids across Iowa who are fearful of coming out and who need our support, and we will continue to tirelessly work for those kids.”

About Iowa Safe Schools

Iowa Safe schools is the largest LGBTQ statewide organization and provides safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities for LGBTQ youth through education, outreach, and advocacy.