The District is joining cities such as San Francisco and Minneapolis at the leading edge of an effort to make public schools more welcoming to gay students and families.
Julie Garnier, left, and her lesbian partner, Charlene Evans, are raising two children, Jourdan, right, and Scarlette Garnier. The family has breakfast before school in the morning at their home in the District. They are one of a growing number of families in the D.C. public schools headed by gay parents. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo