By Arielle Swinehart
At Whetstone High School, we celebrate differences and accept one another. As a way to show our acceptance and celebration, Whetstone has dedicated a week to recognize LGBTQ+ students, and the general LGBTQ+ community.
During the course of this week, all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community were recognized, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and more. This week, students dressed in neon to celebrate the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, wore pink and purple to support lesser known identities, wore blue and white to support transgender members of our community. Students also had fun with the week by including a hat day and a day to wear something you wouldn’t normally wear.
“Every year we hold Love is Love week to spread awareness of Whetstone’s LGBTQ community, and celebrate how far we’ve gotten while recognizing how far we have yet to go,” said Isabel Johnson, President of Whetstone’s GSA.
It is important that we recognize the population of LGBTQ+ students at Whetstone, as well as in the community. Love is Love week is a great way to celebrate and acknowledge LGBTQ individuals. We, at Whetstone High School, have created an accepting environment unlike many schools.
“We want to extend a warm thank you to everyone who participated in Love is Love week, especially those who lent their resources to make it happen,” said Isabel Johnson.