The Pride Club joins together for another year


Savannah Downes

The first Pride Club meeting, in room 6-21, is run by President Lola Forbes-Black and Vice President Jenevieve Clark.

Savannah Downes, Reporter

LGBTQIA+ allies and members have been getting a chance to have representation in the media. We have a student-runned Pride Club. There is sophomore and President Lola Forbes-Black,  sophomore and Vice President (VP) Jenevieve Clark, sophomore and Secretary Savannah Landhan, and publicist Skylar Baldwin who is a senior. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) program is designed to promote inclusivity by bringing students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, religions, ages, and other intersectoral backgrounds together to raise awareness and fight inequality. As a family-oriented club, they welcome all people, including questioning individuals and allies.

They showed us a glimpse into their club’s dynamic. “Meetings are usually talking about a relevant topic, there are activities. We give away pride items. And it’s just a safe space to talk about anything they wanna share,” said Forbes. 

Their forum also discussing issues facing LGBTQIA+ individuals. “Our school can help the LGBTQIA+ community by not enabling homophonic behavior. Having staff members show care and say ‘it’s okay to be a minority and that you are equal and loved,’ rather than ignoring the problem,” said Clark.

“We want to get the ball rolling, start planning events, planning more meetings. The priority is to establish a community,” said Clark. The future for our school’s GSA is bright. The Pride Club board plans to advertise the club mainly through their club Instagram, @rhs.pride. For LGBTQIA+ related events, there will be announcements on Remind. If you are an ally or a member of the community, you could join The Pride Club. Meetings are bimonthly, every other Tuesday in room 6-21. They hope to see you there.