Wednesday, March 09, 2011

TX School Bucks Homosexualist Club GSA

After blocking the deviant sex club from the Corpus Christi (Flour Bluff) school district, the board has voted to allow the Gay-Straight Alliance and other such non-curricular clubs to convene on campus.

-- From "Gay-Friendly Club Coming to Flour Bluff ISD, For Now" by Steven Romo, KRIS TV6 Corpus Christi, Texas 3/9/11

A resolution passed late Tuesday night [4 to 2] after a nearly five hour meeting. The measure will allow the clubs to meet on campus, while a study is conducted to look at the policy before a more permanent decision is made.

The ACLU was also present to hear what the board had to say.

GSA supporters say they'll keep fighting and see this through until the club is permanetly formed on the Flour Bluff High School campus.

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From "Flour Bluff ISD to allow Gay-Straight Alliance to meet for now" by Sara Foley, Corpus Christi Caller Times 3/8/11

The decision came late Tuesday after the board spent more than four hours in closed session to discuss the club and other legal issues. By the time the decision was made at about 11 p.m., nearly all of the estimated 30 people initially in attendance had gone home.

The district will form a committee to evaluate the district’s policy for non-curriculum clubs. The 2005 district policy doesn’t allow clubs unrelated to academics to meet on campus, the reason the district has given for keeping the Gay-Straight Alliance out of school.

The American Civil Liberties Union had notified the school district that it had until today to approve student Bianca “Nikki” Peet’s request to form the club or face legal action.

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In the days leading up to the School Board meeting, advocacy for the Gay-Straight Alliance club included homosexualists from Texas A&M University and liberal 'churches' and 'pastors.'

From "Both sides of gay, lesbian club protest at Flour Bluff" by Rhiannon Meyers, Corpus Christi Caller Times 3/4/11

Waving rainbow flags and colorful signs, protesters gathered in front of Flour Bluff High School on Friday as they called on the district to approve an on-campus club supporting gay and lesbian students.

Paul Rodriguez, president of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, called for the protest after Superintendent Julie Carbajal said the district had no plans to approve Peet’s club.

The crowd swelled and waned throughout the day, but at its peak, protesters numbered 150, according to police estimates.

A.J. Guerrero, an intern for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, said she skipped classes at the University of North Texas on Friday to drive to Corpus Christi and support Peet.

Two local pastors, the Rev. Philip Douglas of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Rev. Charles Brown of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, delivered to district spokeswoman Lynn Kaylor a petition containing more than 28,000 signatures in support of Peet’s proposed club.

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From "Gay Straight Alliance Supporters Protest for 9 Hours Outside FBHS" by Lindsay Curtis, KRIS TV6 Corpus Christi, Texas 3/4/11

But not everyone was out to show their support, as a small anti-alliance protest formed across the street. "Look at that man right there, proud to be queer? What right does a man like that, a homosexual have on a high school campus with a bunch of children telling them being queer is something to aspire to?," said counter-protester Bob Jones.

Paul Rodriguez, the advocate who helped Nikki organize the event said, "We've had some rude remarks but we're above that. Everyone's entitled to their opinions."

Police were on the scene in case things got out of hand. Luckily the protest stayed relatively peaceful and no police action was necessary.

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