I graduated from the Virginia public school system, and I feel that Virginia has some of the best public schools in the country. However, I was only able to learn and grow and succeed because I felt safe, welcomed, and valued in my school environment. I STRONGLY SUPPORT these policy recommendations because they will provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for ALL students, including and especially LGBTQ+ youth. Studies have shown that LGBTQ+ youth face a higher rate of bullying, and are at higher odds for depression and suicidality -- this is something that educators and school staff (nurses, counselors, administrators, etc.) must be prepared to address, and such training will benefit ALL students regardless of whether they are LGBTQ+. These policy recommendations directly address the need for education and training for educators and school staff around these issues, and for that reason I strongly support them. Please do not let students go uncared-for; ALL students, including LGBTQ+ ones, deserve a safe and welcoming school environment in which to learn.