As those for and against B.C.’s sexual orientation and gender identity curriculum continue to clash, advocates of the SOGI program have taken to social media to show their support.
#SOGIis4Me began trending on Twitter last weekend, with everyone from teachers to politicial candidates to parents speaking out.
— Jen Marchbank (@DrJenMarchbank) September 30, 2018
— Victoria Teachers (@gvta) September 29, 2018
Also sending out Tweets were pastors from around B.C., pushing against an anti-SOGI campaign led by other pastors that’s gained more than 200 signatures over the past few days.
I’m a Christian Pastor who believes strongly that all God’s beloved and diverse and made in God’s-Image-exactly-as-they-are children should feel safe and loved! #SOGI123 #SOGIis4ME https://t.co/nGk4Knz1fI
— Shannon Tennant (@TennantShannon) September 29, 2018
— Rachael Wagner (@EmoRachael) September 29, 2018
I am a grandmother and Christian pastor. I support safe and inclusive schools for *all* BC students — Not in spite of my faith, but because of it.
Learn more here – https://t.co/gdwS6GMaB1 | #SOGI123 #SOGIis4me #diversityisGodscreation #DeltaBC @christineeboyle #myelcic
— Vida Jaugelis ن (@Vida_Jay) September 30, 2018
A video compiling much of the support was put out by Brad Dirks, a SOGI advocate with a transgender son in the Langley School District.
“Our society is only as good as our youth, so a full and proper education affects us all in a positive way,” Dirks tweeted. “All students deserve a safe, inclusive environment at school.”