Sunday, March 12, 2006

Gay-Straight Alliance

If you have time, please read this article by Rodney Thrash. It is about the Gay-Straight Alliance organizations at two Tampa area high schools. I have been familiar with GSA for a few years now. You see, my youngest daughter is a teacher at this very high school in Brandon and the club's faculty sponsor. The second school mentioned is Newsome High, my son in law teaches there and is the faculty sponsor for their club.

I am quite proud of my kids for taking this on. Mrs. H. has been the Brandon sponsor since it's inception. Mr. H just this school year as they are just getting started. The news media has hounded them for comments. The parents who are "concerned" have yet to attend a meeting or inquire as to the nature of the meetings and discussions. Some think they are "teaching" the kids how to "be gay." Others are afraid their kids will "catch" gay. Still others believe their children are getting sex education information. Why won't people open their minds before they go protesting? Nevermind, I already know the answer to that.

Good for Michael for his stand. I'm proud of him too!
Michael's Agenda


At 3:17 PM, Blogger alan said...

I'm so proud of you daughter and son-in-law for taking this on when no doubt there are so many easier things they could find to do with their time!

It would be nice if we didn't have to worry about Michael or anyone else surviving just being themselves!


At 7:24 PM, Blogger dondon009 said...

I am proud of you, my friend.......

Hate, bigotry, intolerance almost always begin in the home.

You did good, and you have every right to be proud!


At 7:57 PM, Blogger scrappy rose said...

Hi Connie Jane... I wish my high school had had a GSA. They still don't have one come to think of it... conservative christianland!

At 9:19 AM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said...

Like mother like daughter.



At 11:25 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

Great post Connie Jane!

Thanks for being the dame you are...and for having such a great daughter and son in law!


At 4:57 PM, Blogger nancy =) said...

thank you for raising such a compassionate and caring human...i wish more parents could do as well of a job as you did, connie jane...


At 4:43 PM, Blogger CrackerLilo said...

How wonderful that you see things this way and raised your kids to be so courageous!!!

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Blogzie said...

Bravo Ms. Connie Jane!

And to your daughter and son-in-law as well.

This country needs more people like them.


At 11:21 PM, Blogger puhpaul said...

That's very inspirational, it makes me think about what I could be doing in my school. You must be so proud of your daughter and her husband.


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