Thursday, May 29, 2008

Enter the couples' police...

Just Out has an article on a Tennessee high school principle who outed two gay students who had recently begun a relationship. Here is a sample:

In September 2007, the principal of Hollis F. Price Middle School in Memphis, Tenn., compiled a list of all student couples, which she posted publicly on her desk.

Ok, a public posting of student couples?? For what purpose can this be other than a heads up on who to harass and police to the nth degree?

Two male students, who had recently began a relationship and managed to keep it below the radar of other students, are now being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. Despite reports that the boys were honor students not in violation of any school policies, the principal phoned one boy’s mother, revealing that he was gay and commenting that she didn’t like homosexuals.

As you can imagine, they have also endured harassment, and one student has already begun losing opportunities for community involvement. He also fears that his college chances have been harmed. The article has more detail. And here is the rest of it.

1 comment:

Phil said...

It never ceases to amaze and confound me how hateful, hurtful and insensitive some humans can be. It seems the only way they can make themselves feel better is to make others feel worse.