"Teachers cannot legislate friendships or alliances; they cannot single-handedly change minds or hearts. Educators can, however, create inclusive and safe classrooms" (p.96).
I believe that Gerry is trying to get teachers more aware that they do have the power to help LGBT students feel more comfortable in the classroom by educating the other students more about LGBT students. I know in my school there where a few LGBT students and they did feel like outsiders because some people were just mean about it. I think it is completely unfair to judge anyone off who they like or what they want to do with their life. In Gerry's story I believe that is somewhat what he is trying to prove. He wants people to hopefully become more educated on this especially students, this way the LGBT students can go into a classroom and feel comfortable like the quote above states.
Hopefully parents as well will get involved and teach their children from a young age that it is okay to be different than other people. Whether someone has two moms or two dads or want to be gay or lesbian or even transgender no matter what a person is a person and everyone should be treated equally.