Sophomore Alexia Escogido formed the LGBTQA+ straight alliance, Love is Love, to educate fellow on the idea of inclusivity and tolerance. Not many at Carter are familiar with the history of the multi-colored flag.
Some go as far as closing in their beliefs around the idea that love is exclusive to that between a male and female. By creating this group Escogido hopes to achieve her goal of helping LGBTQA+ individuals to be accepted as part of the overall community and change how they are viewed in our campus community. Being a part of this organization doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be Gay, Lesbian, Trans or non-conforming…you can be full on straight and still support others. The organization is comprised of members who are heterosexual supporters. The goal is to for the group is to show that being different doesn’t mean you are bad or weird.
Group sessions will be part mini-lessons on the LGBTQA+ history, talk about events that are happening, supportive talk and other items that may spring up organically.
Why should you join?
Group founder Escogido emphasizes that it’s a fun and a loving group. It doesn’t hurt to learn and try new things. Some may be scared. But ultimately coming together in a group that supports its entire community is the point. Love is Love want to educate students and foster open minds on the issues of gender identity and inclusivity.
When do we meet?
Love is Love will meet on Thursday in Mr. Flores’ classroom during lunch time. Everyone is welcome to join.