LGBTQIA+ Community

At Wilde Lake High School, we embrace the joy of diversity within our community, our O’hana. We support our LGBTQIA+ O’hana and strive to support and enrich their time at WL. We are committed to providing an educational and social environment that affirms and promotes an inclusive, equitable space which values diversity.

LGBTQIA+ Announcements and News:

WLHS Week of Pride:

Monday 6/6 - PJ DayPixar Pride in the JRT! We are screening Pixar’s short film “Out” followed by “Luca,” a charming summer-y story of two boys navigating public & private identities. Showtime is 2:30.

Tuesday 6/7 - Glam Day & Rainbow Community Circle. LGBTQ+ students, families, & staff are invited to a community circle. Dinner will be provided at 5:00PM & we’ll sit in circle from ~5:30-7:30. Registration here.

Wednesday 6/8 - Iconic Group Day

Thursday 6/9 - Lake Pride Day

Friday 6/10 - Rainbow Day & Prismatic Café in the Cafeteria from 2:30-5:00PM. All students (and staff!) are welcome to join us for a safe, joyful social space. We’ll have snacks, activities, & an open mic. Any donations will go towards future café events.

 

HCPSS Week of PRIDE will be June 6-13th. - Registration is open at the HCPSS Pride website: https://sites.google.com/hcpss.org/hcpssrainbowconference/home 

There will be events for all of HCPSS and WLHS events:

Monday June 6th:

  • Busboys & Poets event sponsored by CARY - HCPSS event

Tuesday June 7th:

  • Read the Rainbow - HCPSS event
  • Shake Shack fundraiser at The Mall in Columbia, supports Read the Rainbow - HCPSS event

Wednesday June 8th:

  • Family Hikes with Howard County Conservancy - HCPSS event

Thursday June 9th:

  • Main Event fundraiser for the 2023 HCPSS Rainbow Conference - HCPSS event

Friday June 10th:

  • Movie night - The Mitchells vs The Machines at OMHS & The Half of It at LRHS - HCPSS event

Saturday June 11th:

  • Join us for a community clean-up at Centennial Park from 9am-12pm. Students can earn service hours at this event - HCPSS event

​LGBT Studies Course - Pilot happening in 2022-23 SY at WLHS!

An elective LGBT studies course has come through and will be piloted at two HCPSS high schools for the 2022-23 school year (Hammond & Wilde Lake) and will be available at all high schools for the 2023-24 school year. 

HCPSS has in place comprehensive supports across all of our schools:

LGBTQIA+ Youth
Rainbow Representatives
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

WLHS Rainbow Representative: Rainbow Representatives ensure that schools are allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families. The school Rainbow Representative attends quarterly meetings; receives and disseminates information regarding LGBTQIA+ topics of interest to the school and school community as appropriate; and provides instructional support for educators. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Wilde Lake High School Rainbow Representative, Annora Bailey at annora_bailey@hcpss.org

GSA: GSA is a club at WLHS in which LGBTQ youth and their allies have a place to socialize without being judged as well as talk about what is happening in the news in regards to the LGBTQ community. Enjoy watching movies, reading articles, talking about recent happenings, and socializing. Just show up to meetings, no requirements. Come when you can! Meets on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00pm Location: TV Studio/Media Center.  Advisors for GSA: Kathleen Palmateer kathleen_palmateer@hcpss.org & Brittany Franckowiak brittany_franckowiak@hcpss.org