Harvey Milk once said, "All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe space and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential." The principal of Carbon High School is failing to recognize this as he tries to keep the GSA from purchasing safe space kits for the high school with money they fundraised.
I am the copresident of the GSA and since becoming principal thos year, Mr. Bean has told myself and the other copresident that he was weary of us starting the club last year and that he is beginning to rethink it. He approved our fundraiser of selling hot chocolate and donuts to purchase these kits.
Now he is saying they are too exclusive. What he forgets is that our FFA is raising money to pay for their entrance fees which are exclusive to that club. He also fails to realize that, if a student is safe to speak to a teacher about anti-gay bullying, then they should feel safe to speak about other forms of bullying. Mr. Bean also told my copresident that teachers are trained to deal with bullying, but antigay bullying is not even mentioned.
The GSA has already helped students to feel safe enough to come out and not be afraid. Mr. Bean needs to allow the GSA to purchase the safe space kits and allow more current students and future students feel safe.