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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 06:20 pm (UTC)
I missed your boy's news! Congratulations to him! He is making things easier and better for Dallas LGBT kids as yet unborn. And so are you. <3
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
<3 Well, this is the first time I've mentioned it in this space, not wanting to divulge personal information about him that he didn't want out in the public, so. :)

He's a good kid. If I can just get him through high school, he'll finally be able to see how great the world is beyond the small-minded tits in his class.
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
THE WORLD IS GREAT. Does he know what he wants to do when he leaves?

My god, I didn't have a particularly hard time being gay at school (well, I did, but not like I imagine he is), and the TOTAL CHANGE when I went to university. It seems like such a mirage before it's happened.
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
oh, yes! He's in an advanced medical program at school right now with the goal of becoming a surgeon. <3

#2 is fully aware of how awesome life will be when she gets out of high school and is pushing hard to get just where she wants. The Boy is still trying to affect change among his peers so he can leave knowing he did everything he could. I MEAN THAT IS LOVELY IN THEORY, BUT GOOD LORD JUST GET THROUGH THE YEAR MY SWEET.


Are You Actually

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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