Monthly Archives: February 2011

You’ve got to be taught…

Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff ISD has banned all extra-curricular clubs from meeting on campus to make sure it’s complying with federal law after denying a student request to create a gay-straight alliance. -Reported in today’s Texas Tribune

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Children’s marketing and gendering children…

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Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” Education Bill

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Little guinea pigs…

“I believe that we’re in denial about potential problems as we see more and more homosexual couples raising families. Essentially, these are experiments to see how well children will fare in such same-sex households. It will be years before we know whether or not our little guinea pigs turn out to be good at marriage and parenthood.” – Mike Huckabee former and future GOP front-runner for President this week on CNN 

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Still not a disruption… really… really… nothing to look at here…

The rainbow genie still wont go back into her bottle since the East Wichita High School’s newspaper The Messenger printed a poorly written and explicitly homophobic editorial on February 11.   The next day the administration claimed the editorial was not disruptive to the educational process (for whom you might ask).   Within a week the student editors were puppeted in an editorial response to defend the school’s decision to publish the initial tirade in the school sponsored paper. (here is my original post on this situation)

Today the Wichita Eagle printed a new article on the continued uproar over the decision to publish the original editorial in a school sponsored newspaper.  The Eagle’s article also highlights the ongoing decision of the district’s education professionals to suggest that this article and the decision to publish it in a school sponsored paper is not a disruption to the learning environment for East High students.  (And by students I guess they mean kids with heterosexual and gender conforming  lifestyles.) Continue reading

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Radio Silence

I need to go back to my research and writing today. I have deadlines charging toward me and I have been avoiding this material for over a month now. My academic work is roughly on the fish tank rather than the guppies inside it, yet those vulnerable guppies swimming in poison keep giving me nightmares at night.

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Apparently Jesus doesn’t want the GSA to have a meeting space

Seattle Pacific University has banned a campus student LGBTQ support group named Haven from official existance:

At (a January 25) meeting, Jordan informed Haven leaders that they will no longer be granted the right to reserve rooms on campus for group meetings. In addition, Jordan told the student leaders he will no longer discuss the possibility of official club status for Haven, a group dedicated to discussing sexuality, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.

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