Justice for Nex Benedict: Add Your Name to Remove Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters

We demand justice for Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old 2STGNC+ (Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender non-conforming+) student of Choctaw descent, who tragically lost their life after a brutal assault in their high school bathroom. 

Nex’s death was preventable and lays bare the harsh reality that laws that target LGBTQ youth — banning healthcare, school activities, and bathroom access — make every student unsafe.

Add your name and demand the Oklahoma Legislature to immediately remove Ryan Walters from his position as Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Superintendent Walters is responsible for fostering a culture of violence and hate against the LGBTQ community in Oklahoma schools, and the Oklahoma Department of Education should be investigated to determine what actions and policies have led to a culture where rampant harassment of students has been allowed to go unchecked.

Nex Benedict courtesy of The Oklahoman

Image courtesy of The Oklahoman

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