Rye Neck High School students and staff members participated in Ally Week from April 17-21 in support of the LGBTQ community. Throughout the week, students watched videos and participated in meaningful discussions and various activities to bring awareness to the topic.

“Ally Week is a week for students to identify, support and celebrate allies against anti-LGBTQ language, bullying and harassment,” said Janine Rocchio, a teacher and interim advisor of the Gay Straight Alliance club. “This year, we are extending that definition to be against harassment of any kind, whether it be against race, gender or disabilities. Rye Neck’s GSA message is about tolerance.”

Members of the Gay Straight Alliance club handed out “I am an ally” signs to students and teachers and discussed how they can show their support and let everyone know they support a safe school environment.

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