Written by Stella Lorence, and Photo by Christan Lue on Unsplash
Local Non-Profit Encourages Teens in Activism
WOONSOCKET- Three large “We Say Gay” billboards have been erected across the state as part of a youth-led awareness project out of RiverzEdge Arts. The billboard design premiered on a line of the t-shirts last spring in response to legislation introduced in several states that some critics say would restrict the rights of LGBTQ people. In particular, the project responded to a bill passed by the Florida state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year that forbids schools from teaching or discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.