California Budget Includes $3 Million To Train Teachers On LGBTQ Issues

Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, approved a final state budget on Monday that includes $3 million for LGBTQ cultural competency training for public school teachers, reports NBC News.

That makes the state the first in the country to allocate funding in this specific way, according to Equality California, an LGBTQ advocacy group that has pushed for the training for years.

The funding will allow the California Department of Education to develop a curriculum aimed at helping teachers support LGBTQ students.