New bill that supports LGBT schoolchildren moves through commitee

LOS ANGELES, California - Assemblymemeber Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach) has authored a bill that will bring more support to the classroom for LGBT students. AB 827 would make it mandatory for educators to receive training and resources annually to assist LGBT youth in California schools and communities.

In an effort to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in their academic environment, the bill serves to not only educate those that are unfamiliar with how to address LGBT issues, but also gives inclusion to those students who are seeking help from their academic leaders.