'A supportive and inclusive community': GSA urges action in celebration of LGBT History Month
Ransom Everglades celebrated LGBT History Month with a spirited history bee at an upper school assembly on Oct. 31 that followed a presentation by student leaders of the Gender and Sexuality Association. President Jamora Arroyo-Jefferson '24 and vice president Bea Lindemann '25 urged students to create an inclusive environment at Ransom Everglades and while sharing challenges historically faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. They stressed that inclusivity is an active practice.
"The RE Way is all about creating a supportive and inclusive community," Arroyo-Jefferson said. "This means applying the principles of this presentation in a meaningful way in your every day life. Think about how you can do this. How can you be kinder, more accepting and more understanding? This is different for everyone and achievable in many different ways."
At the conclusion of the presentation, a panel of upper school students participated in a history bee with questions about events and milestones relevant to inclusion and LGBTQ+ history.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.