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Senator Stewart, District 13 — Press Release


June 9, 2017

CONTACT: Ali Kurnaz, 407-893-2422

Senator Linda Stewart to Take Stand Against Bullying on Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness

ORLANDO, Fla. – In commemoration of the lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) has announced that she will be volunteering to take a stand against bullying on Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.

“We will never forget the impact this senseless act of violence had on our community,” said Senator Stewart. “I continue to work in a positive fashion to educate against bullying and to help our youth be proud of who they are.”

“We are very grateful for the support from Senator Stewart and that she will be taking a pledge to end bullying against LGBT+ students,” said Zebra Coalition Director Heather Wilkie.

Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations that work together to create safe spaces for LGBT+ youth. On Monday, June 12, 2017, Zebra Coalition will kick off the Acts of Love and Kindness movement by taking a stand against all forms of bullying. The Zebra Coalition Drop-in Center will be open from 12-5 PM for those who wish to learn more about supporting LGBT+ youth through the Zebra Quest experience. The event will feature a scavenger hunt where attendees will be given a tour of the facility with opportunities to have questions answered about LGBT+ people, Zebra Coalition services, statistics about bullying, and ways that the public can become involved.

Zebra Coalition expects over 100 members of the Central Florida community to attend the Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness event.