AB 827 Bill Lauded by LGBTQ Supporters in Long Beach

After reviewing nearly a thousand bills, Governor Jerry Brown approved Bill AB 827 on October 7, among other actions.

The bill “provides safer learning environments and support for LGBTQ students” by ensuring that schools offer middle and high school teachers, as well as LGBTQ students, information and community resources on how to handle any verbal, physical and online harassment on school site.

The bill aims to give teachers the tools needed to foster a supportive learning experience that leads to academic improvement and safer schools. It will take effect January 1, 2016.