Dozens of advocates in support of LGBTQ students and staff plan to press the Jefferson County School Board Thursday night to consider and adopt updated anti-discrimination policies.

Recent graduate Madison LaFore is one of those supporters.

As a bisexual student who attended Bear Creek High School, 18-year-old LaFore said she and some friends worked hard to cultivate more understanding and inclusiveness of the LGBTQ community, even starting a Gender Sexuality Acceptance Club, or GSA, to give students a safe space to be open about their identities.

“There was really no one doing a lot for us, nobody wanted to get involved or acknowledge that we exist,” LaFore said.

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