Regulation 225 Update and Immediate Call to Action—Please Send Email Now
CAMP Rehoboth has joined LGBTQ organizations across the country in opposing Delaware Department of Education (DOE) Regulation 225. Please take the time to send an email to DOE opposing this Regulation by July 6.
There have been changes in CAMP Rehoboth’s position on Regulation 225 regarding LGBTQ students, and it now rejects the proposed revisions and the original Regulation as both are in violation of Title IX. The original intent was to protect Delaware students from discrimination in all educational programs and extracurricular activities, and to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Due to an opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which affects Delaware, the regulation itself and the proposed changes clearly violate the non-discrimination protections guaranteed by Federal Title IX legislation.
Regulation 225 would force students to come out in order to be protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in school, subjecting students from unsupportive homes or schools to serious physical and mental health risks and violating their constitutional rights to privacy.
Delaware residents and non-residents have only until July 6 to submit comments to the Department of Education. Email your comments today.
CAMP Rehoboth urges readers to comment opposing Regulation 225. It rolls back a decade of hard-fought non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ youth in Delaware. ▼
PFLAG Rehoboth, CAMP Rehoboth, Equality Delaware, and Delaware ACLU are United in Efforts to Fight Regulation 225
PFLAG Rehoboth provides tremendous support, education, and advocacy to parents, families, friends, and allies of the LGBTQ community in the Rehoboth/Lewes area. At a recent PFLAG meeting, the discussion revolved around Regulation 225 and how community organizations can work together to ensure that LGBTQ youth are protected from discrimination in schools. ▼
Delaware Stonewall Honors CAMP Rehoboth at Annual Summer Event
At their annual summer event—this year at Rigby’s—Delaware Stonewall PAC honored Delaware State Representative Bryon Short and CAMP Rehoboth for its Ongoing Advocacy of the LGBTQ Community. The award was presented by Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf. Photo: Shelley Couch, Kathy Wiz, Leslie Sinclair, Murray Archibald, Mark Purpura, US Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Tara Sheldon, Pete Schwartzkopf, RB Commissioner Kathy McGuiness, and Chris Beagle. ▼
Where in the World is Letters from CAMP Rehoboth?
Herb Russell joined Jacques Wieciech when he played with the World Barbarians rugby team at the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam. Of course Letters went along. David Garrett traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica with his copy of Letters—and discovered another Blue Moon! The women of Rehoboth love to cruise with Olivia, and so does Letters—this time on the Fjords of Norway: Vicki Martina, Linda Kemp, Kate McQueen, Nancy Hewish, Nancy Himsel, Rose Schmidt, Carolyn Horn, Carolyn Haas, and Deb Williams. ▼
Happy July 4th Things to Know...
Please note that the Rehoboth Beach Fireworks are Sunday, July 1. Fireworks launch from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue at 9:15 p.m. Get in place early, as weather can determine when the fireworks will be launched. If at all possible, leave the car at home. Try DART Park and Ride.
While celebrating the July 4 holiday, don’t forget that Labor Day weekend is not far away. Now is the time to sign up to be a Host, Supporter, or Sponsor of Sundance 2018. Go to camprehoboth.com to purchase all ticket levels. ▼