Friday, April 25, 2008

Support GLBT students

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Today is the day School Board members Kaye McGarry, Ken Gjertsen and Larry "Old Walleye is Back" Gauvreau have been dreading: the "Day of Silence," during which students can show support for the rights of gay, bi and transgender students by remaining mute at school. Contrary to the fantasies of bigots like McGarry & Co., who see the event as somehow "anti-Christian," the students' silence is meant to draw attention to the bullying (and therefore the silencing — get it?) of GLBT students. CMS administration doesn't endorse the event but, in the bureaucracy's own self-important words, it is "allowing" it (otherwise, what would they do — force someone to speak? I mean, please). Kudos to North Meck High, which is holding a "Day of Diversity" for students to talk about issues of tolerance and prejudice. If you know any GLBT students, check in with them this afternoon, see how things went, and lend your verbal support.

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