A school board member in Florida is being criticized after saying she was "honored" to chaperone a group of elementary school students on a field trip to a gay bar.
Broward County School Board member Sarah Leonardi said she took the children of Wilton Manors Elementary School to Rosie's Bar & Grill on what appeared to be an annual field trip, according to a Wednesday social media post by Leonardi.
"I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manors Elementary's field trip to the incredible Rosie's!" she posted to Facebook with pictures. "The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community! A huge thank you to Rosie's Bar and Grill for hosting this special field trip every year!"
Images of the field trip show children in the bar sitting down and posing with the restaurant's sign. The Washington Examiner is not posting the photos out of respect for the underage children.
It is not clear if the children received menus, but the establishment offers "Big Girl Burgers," "Ivana Hooker," "Rhoda Cowboy," "Georgia Bleu," "Hellena Bun," "Young Ranch Hand," and "Willy Cheesesteak."
Rosie's Bar & Grill describes itself as a tropical oasis in an island city that offers "amazing food and refreshing drinks and sassy fun," according to its website.
"Whether you come for lunch or dinner, for Sunday Funday Brunch or for just a few drinks ... whether you are LBGTQ+ or an ally ... whether you are local or visiting ... whether you come with a group or venture out solo ... you will have a memorable experience with the most talented crew in South Florida," the website read. "See you soon!"
The Washington Examiner reached to the Broward County Public School Board and Sarah Leonardi for comment but did not receive a response from either party.
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Original Author: Luke Gentile
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