Recently, a school board member in Florida took elementary school students on an unusual field trip: a gay bar.
Sarah Leonardi, a member of the ultra-liberal Broward County School Board, has incurred heavy criticism for remarking on how “honored” she felt to chaperone elementary students on a field trip to a gay bar.
Leonardi took students from Wilton Manors Elementary School to Rosie’s Bar & Grill, which is apparently an annual field trip for the young pupils. In addition, Leonardi also highly publicized the questionable venture by posting about the “field trip” on social media earlier in the week.
Leonardi’s post proclaims that she “was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manors Elementary’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s!”
She also included several photos from the venture, adding that her and the students “had a fun walk over” while “[learning] a lot” about the local community and its customs.
The pictures included images of children sitting down in the bar area, as well as poses with the restaurant’s sign. Conservative publications, including the Washington Examiner, have not posted photos due to respect for underaged children.
It remains unclear whether or not the children viewed menus at the restaurant, given the questionable names the establishment includes for its meals. These names range from “Willy Cheesesteak” to “Ivana Hooker.”
“A huge thank you to Rosie’s Bar and Grill for hosting this special field trip every year!” Leonardi shrieked in her social media posting, which has attracted the ire of several parents.
Rosie’s Bar & Grill is a well known LGBTQ+ establishment, and it describes itself as a restaurant that offers “sassy fun” alongside “amazing food and refreshing drinks.”
The restaurant also proclaims that “the most talented crew in South Florida” will provide “a memorable experience” to varied individuals, whether they “are LGBTQ+ or an ally.”