A Florida school board member is under fire after saying she was “honored” to chaperone a group of elementary school students on a field trip to a gay bar, according to The Daily Mail.
“I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manors Elementary’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s! 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!” Broward County School Board member Sarah Leonardi posted on her official school board Facebook page Wednesday, The Daily Mail reported.
The post shows photos of the field trip with children in the bar sitting down and posing with the restaurant’s sign (We have blurred the children’s faces to protect their identity.)
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 bar features menu items like The Big Girl Burgers, Rhoda Cowboy, Ivana Hooker, Hellena Bun, Georgia Bleu, Young ranch hand, and Willy cheesesteak, describes itself as a tropical oasis in an island city that offers “amazing food and refreshing drinks and sassy fun,” according to its website. But it’s unclear if the children were offered the same menu.
Broward School District did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why a bar was chosen for a school field trip.