Brevard County, on Florida's Atlantic Coast, calls itself the "Space Coast" because it's home to Cape Canaveral and its space-related activities. But Brevard County isn't a welcoming space for LGBT youth, or teachers, for that matter. This year the Brevard Public Schools board voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy for students and staff. At the school board meeting, public comments against the expanded policy included “Do we want delusional people of the opposite sex in our restrooms? No!” and “We want God’s word in our public schools. ... We want godly principles in our public schools. We want Jesus Christ back in our schools.” Um, there's this thing called separation of church and state. The few people who testified in favor of the policy were Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa, the couple who had earlier fought to get driver's licenses with their new married name. Daniel is a teacher in the district, and Scott attended Brevard County schools as a child. Scott testified that he endured harassment that led him to attempt suicide. LGBT young people need support, he said: “More than anything, their lives matter, and my life mattered, and the children that come after me matter.” Their argument didn't sway the board, but we hope they keep fighting.