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I was riding a high from yesterday in support of the Dallas Pride Parade and my son taking the last (and huge) step in claiming his sexuality and no longer feeling like he doesn't need to be open to anyone and everyone about who he is.

And today he wore a Human Rights Campaign shirt that we got at Pride yesterday to his school. At 8:35am I got a call from him saying he was being made to either change his shirt or wear it inside out. He hung up to get to his next class on time, so I didn't have time to find out what person on staff to yell at, but when I get him after school today I'll find out exactly who to direct my wrath towards.

What shirt did he have on? Was it the one for Astroglide or Ball-Gags-A-Go-Go? HARDLY.

And if this is in violation of the school's dress code, which is this: Clothing, including tee shirts, which displays, sex, violence, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, death, gang or hate slogans or pictures are prohibited, then I fail to see how it's in violation.

Oh, I'm sure it's because it "displays, sex [sic]." Which, if that's the case, then so does this:

And jewelry/accessories would also fall under clothing, which means this is also in violation:

Because a shirt that promotes equality for marriage (which is what the shirt my son wore represents) means that marriage as a concept promotes/displays sex.

Which means anything about marriage period is in violation. I mean, I know that when I think about someone being married (which I can't help when I see two people wearing wedding rings) all I have in mind is all of the sweaty contortions they get up to in the bedroom.

I am not in the mood for this level of stupid, I just really am not.

And I'm really proud of my son. And really angry with his school.


Sep. 17th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Kudos to your son, and to you for backing him up on this. You're both awesome.

You've reminded me, like I needed reminding, of why I left Texas (and my parents) at 17 like I'd been shot out of a cannon and also of why I am out, in a low-key but unambiguous way, in my own classroom.
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
To say I'm proud of the teens at my boy's school that are out is an understatement. My son's close friend took his boyfriend to the formal fall dance last year because "Blaine and Kurt went to their prom." It's getting better, even if by small degrees.

It could move a LOT FASTER if bigoted adults would shut their pie holes. (There are some out teachers at the school, too, and I'm pretty proud of them for standing tall - as they should.)
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
It just breaks my heart that things can be so much better than they were twenty years ago and yet still fall so far short of where they need to be.

But those kids, and those teachers, and YOU, are pushing them in the right direction. ♥
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)

And man, yesterday's Pride through the Gayborhood was SO AWESOME. I'm mad that my high from that has been dampened. =/


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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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