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Friday, May 2, 2008

Harrassment in Memphis City Schools?

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Take a stand against anti-GLBT harassment in our schools!

In a Memphis high school, Principal Daphne Beasley made an announcement over the PA system demanding that teachers provide her with the names of all “hetero and homo” student couples. Principal Beasley then publicly posted the list in her office.

Two boys – Nicholas and Andrew – suddenly found that the whole school new about their relationship. Worse still, Principal Beasley called Nicholas’ mother to inform her that her son was part of a gay couple. Ms. Beasley also told the mother that she did not like homosexuals and that homosexuality would not be tolerated in her school.

It’s time to take a stand against anti-GLBT harassment in our schools.

Write to the Memphis City school board to demand that Principal Beasley be reprimanded for her actions and that policies be implemented to protect students from future harassment by school staff.

The link at the top contains a button to auto-form and send a letter to the school board people.

Update: Related article- http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/may/02/district-rebuts-aclu-claims/

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