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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 05:39 AM

Brennan High Schooler says pulled pic is discrimination


Lialani Hernandez (left) and Felicia Rivera cuddle in a photo deemed too racy for the Brennan High School yearbook. Photo: Courtesy Photo

A Brennan High School student is gathering signatures for a petition in response to what she believes is a case of discrimination.

Felicia Rivera, 16, was incensed when a fellow classmate told her last Friday that the school's yearbook supervisor, Amey Graybeal, pulled a photo depicting Felicia and her girlfriend, Lialani Hernandez, 17, cuddling at school.

The photo had been included on a page featuring six couples for Valentine's Day. Felicia believes Graybeal pulled the photo because the girls are a gay couple.

“On Friday, February 22, 2013, the yearbook staff refused to put a gay couple on the couple's page in the yearbook,” reads the petition. “They claimed that they have nothing against gay rights, but are scared of how much criticism the school would get and how parents of straight people would refuse to buy the yearbooks.”

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Brennan-High-Schooler-says-pulled-pic-is-4321787.php .

Cross-posted in Texas (Group) at http://www.democraticunderground.com/10786638 .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 06:01 AM

1. Unfortunately, a lot of incredibly prissy adults are going to have to retire

before a really sweet picture like this one is approved for a yearbook.

I have a feeling the Millennials won't do this sort of thing when it's their turn to censor yearbooks.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 06:06 AM

2. What an incredibly beautiful photograph

It speaks of young love, the newness of it all - the depth of feeling, when that feeling is felt for the very first time.

It is warm and inviting, and reminiscent of everything that young love was - and is. It captures the passion, the pathos, the longing, the fulfillment - all the things that first love is all about.

The gender of the two subjects is rendered irrelevant - and that is the point. And that the photo's strength, as well as its beauty.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 07:33 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:19 AM

4. Ironically, by pulling this photograph from the yearbook, instead of hundreds of views, there will

be millions. Thanks bigots for helping out.

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