Chambersburg Area School District: Allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to form at CASHS

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T B Moran
9 years ago
Because, even though many folks being gay is choice; I can tell you personally that is not! I have handled being gay in my own and it's been difficult, but denying a person who needs help dealing with their emotions, their environment and is not always a simple thing. I had as much of being gay as I did to determine that I would have brown eyes. I think it's fine to monitor the group, assure that the kids that wants or need assistance get; however to proceed as if there is no need to have resources the alliance available in not need... well, that is the bigger confusion.
By the way, I live in Cambria Co and although that isn't being next door, distance isn't the issue. The point is, take care of your kids, no where they live.
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Miranda Beard
9 years ago
I believe in equality and education. If the educators can not support their students, how will their students learn tolerance and respect for differences. I understand that it is not always easy to make the right choice, but it is always a necessity.

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Suzan Beacham
9 years ago
All students , regardless of sexual orientation, have a right to e press themselves. GSA offers that chance to do it in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

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J Bloomrosen
9 years ago
Hey Chambersburg District.... Welcome to the 21st century! You are supposed to be educators, yet, apparently, you need some education yourselves. How can any group created to promote acceptance and understanding be something bad? Sheesh. You should be embarrassed by your stupidity.

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Jennifer Escobedo
9 years ago
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
~ Jimi Hendrix ~

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Tiffany Stewart
9 years ago
I too struggled to start a GSA at my high school. It is a wonderful cause.

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Katelyn Helda
9 years ago
I am sick of the discrimination. I have friends who are LGBT and i feel i must stand for them.

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Corey Nickliss
9 years ago
I grew up in Lititz, 9 mi north of Lancaster, and graduated in 2000. I was deeply harassed my senior year, and never felt more alienated and alone because I had no support system. That environment for an LGBTQ youth will create long lasting mental (and even physical) scarring that takes years to fix. I'd love to know why CASD thinks it's acting in the "best interest" of every student by voting against it. Just wrong, and I hope change.org lives up to its name

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Sarah Noone
9 years ago
As a queer person who leads and organizes GSAs, I salute your efforts.

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Corey Alleman
9 years ago
I live a few blocks from the school and I think this is an egregious act of discrimination.