Petition to have transphobic EVSC School Board Member Ann Ennis removed from the board
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This week, ten members of the Tri-State Alliance — a social service and educational organization serving LGBTQ communities in southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky — attended a board meeting of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation to ask for greater protections for queer students.
After the meeting, the activists confronted school board members, according to posts on the group’s Facebook page.
The Tri-State Alliance says board member Ann Ennis claimed there was no support on the board for addressing suicide concerns among trans students.
On a video posted to the group’s Facebook page, Tri-State Alliance President Wally Paynter can be heard calling Ennis transphobic.
In response, the woman the group identifies as Ennis makes a gesture as if she’s playing a violin and says “cry me a river.”
“Oh, cry us a river about the kids that have died?” one group member asks. Ennis does not respond.
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