Students at San Francisco’s Galileo High School participated in a sexual health awareness event in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Susan Kitchell, the school nurse at Galileo High, said the event, called “LoveFest,” aimed to educate students about sexual health and healthy relationships.

The lunchtime event, sponsored by the school’s gay-straight alliance and the San Francisco Wellness Initiative, gave students the opportunity to “marry” anyone they chose in a mock wedding.

The students also played educational games and learned about issues such as sexually transmitted disease prevention and safe sex practices, said Jacqueline Peters, a sponsor of the gay-straight alliance at Galileo High School.

Peters said at least 200 students attended the event, and that students, teachers and staff participated in the mock weddings.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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