GSA Signs Defaced With 'Faggots' And 'No Gays Allowed'Â
The response by some students and parents to a new gay-straight alliance club in a rural Tennessee high school exemplifies the actual need for the club's existence. GSAs exist to promote understanding, acceptance, knowledge, and tolerance, and atÂ Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tennessee, those values are sorely lacking among the local anti-gay crowd.
Some students have taken to wearing "Straight Pride" signs that include the universal "no" symbol placed over the GSA name, as Towleroad first reported today.
The photo was posted to theÂ Franklin County High School TN Gay Straight Alliance SupportersÂ Facebook page on Saturday, with a note stating that even though one school administrator "asked a student to remove the sign," when they did not comply, there was no acknowledgement or punishment â€“ signifying tacit endorsement.Â
One person who apparently was or is a student at the school commented that students made the signs themselves, and students had defaced actual GSA signs.
One defaced GSA sign was graffitied with "No Gays Allowed" and "Faggots":
Wimley also created a Facebook page to rally anti-gay locals to attend a February school board meeting. Wimley wrote, "Protect Traditional Marriage. Stand Against G.S.A. club being @ FCHS."Â
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