DeSantis Expands ‘Don’t Say Gay’

High school teachers in Florida can’t say it

Tucker Lieberman
4 min readMar 23

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In early 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banned classroom instruction relating to sexual orientation and gender identity — essentially, any mention thereof — in Grades K–3. It was officially called the “Parental Rights in Education Act” and informally known as “Don’t Say Gay.” It took effect over the summer.