The Master's School: Stop kicking out gay and lesbian students!
  • Petitioned Jay Kurht

This petition was delivered to:

Board of Trustees President
Jay Kurht
Board of Trustees Member
Derek Mogck
Board of Trustees Member
Geoffrey Swanson
Board of Trustees Member
John Naeher
Board of Trustees Member
Bill Lowe
Board of Trustees Member
Todd Shelansky
School Counselor
Joyce Marcotte
Board of Trustees Member
Bill Lindberg
The Master's School
Headmaster
Jon F. Holley

The Master's School: Stop kicking out gay and lesbian students!

    1. Greg Plotkin
    2. Petition by

      Greg Plotkin

      Simsbury, CT

It has been widely reported that the The Master's School in Connecticut recently asked a student to leave after finding out she was a lesbian.

No student should ever be kicked out of a school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Master's School should immediately pass a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, so this never happens again.

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    News

    1. CBS-WFSB: Gay Teen Starts Petition After Being Asked to Leave School

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Watch Rachel on local news explain how she was asked to leave the Master's School when they found out she is a lesbian.

    2. Reached 20,000 signatures
    3. Awesome! The Human Rights Campaign calls on the Master's School to change

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Human Rights Campaign has joined the call for the Master's School to pass a non-discrimination policy that protects all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    4. Rachel Aviles will be on WFSB tonight at 11:00 PM EST tonight

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Rachel will talk about her experience at the Master's School. Please sign and share this petition to show Rachel your support.

    5. Alums And Others Ask Master's School To Change Its Policy...

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Hartford Courant interviewed several alumni who spoke out in favor of changing the Master's School's policy so no more gay and lesbian students are asked to leave.

    6. 15,000? Wow!

      Greg Plotkin
      Petition Organizer

      I would like to thank you all for your support of this important campaign. Lets keep the momentum going and see if we can reach 20,000 signatures!

    7. Reached 15,000 signatures
    8. Almost 15,000 people have signed Greg's petition!

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Keep sharing Greg's petition everyone! Let's see if we can hit 15,000 in 24 hours.

    9. Wow! More than 13,000 people we hit 15,000?

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Let's see if we can hit 15,000 signatures. Have you shared this petition with your Facebook friends?

    10. Rachel Aviles, you have a fan club

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Susan Campbell wrote, "I don't think Rachel knew that she had a fan club. Rachel, meet your fan club. Fan club, meet Rachel."

    11. Reached 12,500 signatures

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