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Ironwood K-12 students start LGBTQ group


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IRONWOOD — Two eighth-grade students at Luther L. Wright K-12 School, Olivia Salazar and Reino Ranta, are starting a Gay-Straight Alliance student group that will hold its first meeting on Dec. 8. The group will provide a safe space for LGBTQ students at Ironwood Area Schools.

Salazar said that she came out of the closet during the Pride UP 2020 campaign in Ironwood with the support of her parents. However, she said that not all LGBTQ youth are accepted by their friends and family members.

“It was very isolating because I didn’t have much exposure o...

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