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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:58 PM

Dozens of supporters pack Lake County meeting on 'gay-straight' middle school club

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-gay-straight-club-lake-20130218,0,3605634.story

Dozens of people showed up to a Lake County School Board meeting this afternoon wearing red shirts and holding signs in support of a proposed Gay-Straight Alliance student club at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.

Board members were slated to discuss rules for student clubs that, if approved, would stop the gay-straight student group from forming.

So many supporters turned that the School Board had to move its special meeting from a district board room to the Tavares High School auditorium to accommodate the large crowd.

The board discussion comes after the American Civil Liberties Union backed 14-year-old Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grader who is trying to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Carver Middle School. Bayli says the club is needed to help combat bullying of gay students at her school.


In a nutshell, the conservatives who run Lake County would rather shut down ALL extra-curricular clubs than allow a club that promotes tolerance.

If you really want to witness the seedy underbelly that fuels this sort of hateful mindset, look no further than the comments to this article.

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Reply Dozens of supporters pack Lake County meeting on 'gay-straight' middle school club (Original post)
Hugabear Feb 2013 OP
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #1
teenagebambam Feb 2013 #2
Initech Feb 2013 #3
Evasporque Mar 2013 #4

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:21 PM

1. Sometimes it's hard to remember there are

"Straight" people willing to help. This lifts my heart, but it still seems we have so far to go at the same time.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:44 PM

2. My apologies to Floridian DU'ers

but I'm so glad to be away from there. I've never lived in a more ignorant, hateful place.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. It's truly disgusting the amount of hate spewed by those that claim to be "godly".

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

4. scortched earth conservatisim....kill it all with fire....nt

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