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  • Students Wear 'Straight Pride' Signs In Tennessee High School After Gay-Straight Alliance Formed

    GSA Signs Defaced With 'Faggots' And 'No Gays Allowed' 

    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 at 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 the Franklin County High School TN Gay Straight Alliance Supporters 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 – signifying tacit endorsement. 

    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":

    All this comes after one angry parent, John Wimley, started a campaign against the school's GSA, comparing it to ISIS, and writing on his own Facebook page, "#‎PUTGODINSCHOOLSPLEASE":

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    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." 

    The Franklin County GSA now has its own Facebook page. There is also a Franklin County High School TN Gay Straight Alliance Supporters page on Facebook.

     

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    • commented 2016-01-26 06:36:06 -0500
      Apologies for the double post – I clicked Submit twice, when it didn’t straight away to post the first time.

    • commented 2016-01-26 06:34:31 -0500
      The term “pride” is a contrameme to “shame”, imposed by the majority on LGBT minorities for centuries, if not mllennia. For certain “straight” members of a school community to appropriate the term ‘pride’ is disingenuous. When have straight people ever been sacked form their job, evicted from their home, disowned by their friends disinherited by their family, exommunicated by their church, bullied, bashed or killed, because of whom they love?

    • commented 2016-01-26 06:34:30 -0500
      The term “pride” is a contrameme to “shame”, imposed by the majority on LGBT minorities for centuries, if not mllennia. For certain “straight” members of a school community to appropriate the term ‘pride’ is disingenuous. When have straight people ever been sacked form their job, evicted from their home, disowned by their friends disinherited by their family, exommunicated by their church, bullied, bashed or killed, because of whom they love?

    • commented 2016-01-26 05:58:41 -0500
      Straight pride students have a sexual identity problem. If they were comfortable in their sexuality, they would not have to advertise it on their clothing…. unless they wanted sex….

    • commented 2016-01-26 03:03:32 -0500
      Racist in the LGBT community. Get over yourself. LGBT people have been part of the Black civil rights movement since forever, probably. Notice no LGBT black civil rights leaders, e.×. Bayard Rustin, get any kind of recognition in schools. The discrimination runs both ways. There is rampant homophobia in the black community and as usual you plan to do nothing about it. 3 QUEER women started Black Lives Matter and QUEER PEOPLE have been completely left out with their issues essentially NON-EXISTENT. Don’t even give me this nonsense. Any time a black person speaks up for black people it is for CISGENDER HETEROSEXUALS! There are nothing but rampant homophobic conspiracies in the black community about how homosexuality doesn’t exist among blacks and Africans and how it was forced onto them by white people. Read the craziness that fool Frances Cress Welsing spent her life spouting. Or how HIV/AIDS is spread among black women by gay men. LGBT people have been fighting HIV/AIDS from the beginning. OF course however the black civil rights leaders never gave a shit until it started to effect heterosexual black men and women. I will not be lumped in at all as a radical white gay male with this racist bullshit. Racism certainly exist in the LGBT community and I openly confront people. I, however, would never say fuck black people because there is homophobia and transphobia in the black community. LGBT people of color have it way worse than any cisgender heterosexual person of color. That is pure fact. Black Lives Matter hasn’t made a damn peep about queer people of color. Transwomen and transmen being killed left and right but that never makes national news. The average age for a transperson of color is 35! WHERE THE HELL is the outrage they have for all the straight black men shot in the street by racist police!? NO WHERE!

      Before you even go off bitching a storm up why don’t you check your history and realize the gay liberationist stood in solidarity and supported black liberation even with the rampant homophobia in the Black Power movement. Ultimately, this support led to Huey P. Newton writing a speech supporting gay liberation in return. OF course, today, it is queer liberation. You cannot have one without the other. You cannot support black people and be anti-LGBT; some black people are LGBT! Still, I certainly will not read a bullshit comment like that as if homophobia and transphobia is not rampant among the black community. That is an outright lie. All minorities must unite together and not fight among one another. The dominate culture privileges us and oppresses us. The world is complex like that!

    • commented 2016-01-25 16:10:47 -0500
      FRANKIE HARP

      Of course there are racists everywhere and that perforce would have to include certain people within the various LGBT communities. We are not perfect, and never said we were, but we are no more imperfect than you are.

      Who from our lot is telling you that there are no LGBT racists? And what leading LGBT organisations can you point to (with evidence, links will do) that condone racisim either actively or by turning a blind eye to it? If you can send us that, then I will agree with you, and write to these organisations condemning this in the strongest terms.

    • commented 2016-01-25 16:01:39 -0500
      JOE ALEKS

      The more you scream that you don’t condone homosexuality, the more you convince people that you do.

    • commented 2016-01-25 12:59:20 -0500
      The more LGBT activists scream that they don’t condone pedophilia, the more they convince the rest of the world that they do. The “not with my little brother or sister” perspective of the high school student is hardly surprising. It was activist insistence on promoting transgender beliefs, particularly Bruce Jenner’s antics, that resulted in complete loss of credibility for the LGBT movement. It had its 15 minutes of fame and now it’s history. And attempts to revive the relic don’t appear to be having much success.

    • commented 2016-01-25 11:02:30 -0500
      It is hard to support Gay people who use civil libirty as an argument, Civil libirty legislation was were gained by POC who died and bleed for them. The Gay community support racist behavior in all forms and do very little to combat that behavior. It’s difficult to support them in the fight of civil libirty because of thie lack to enforcing within their own community

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