For over 30 years, Safe Schools South Florida has advocated for the safety, support, and education of LGBTQ+ students and their educators throughout the region. We were founded in 1991 as the ‘South Florida Gay & Lesbian Educators Group.’ Over the years, we established student-focused events such as GSA Leadership Conference, Diversity Day, and GSA Empowerment Conference. Our programs have empowered tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ students throughout South Florida. Safe Schools South Florida has also trained thousands more education professionals and staff who impact the lives of students everywhere. In 2022, we were at the forefront of LGBTQ+ youth organizations fighting what would become the “Don’t Say Gay” law. We took students to Tallahassee to lobby legislators, organized community rallies, and much more. Though we didn’t succeed in the short term, our students are ready to continue the fight for LGBTQ+ rights for as long as necessary.