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Gay History Month Madness!

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A few weeks ago we made a passing, happy endings related mention to a school in Philadelphia that planned on including gay history in its academic schedule. Of course, the more conservative parents got their panties in a twist and raised a stink. Well, that stink just got way more pungent.

Gathering at Kings High School, a group of concerned citizens got together to discuss the issue. That discussion, however, turned into a full-fledged war of words as people insisted that the move was a blemish on the school’s fine educational standards. The Philadelphia Daily News quotes some angry residents:

“I am requesting that you rescind this gay and lesbian pride month. Issue new calendars for October and call this month anti-violence month, reading month,” said Ann Martin, a grandparent and ex- school district employee.

“Shame on you. Shame on you,” she said, shouting at the school officials. “It’s never too late to right a wrong. What were you thinking?”
Robert Gray, of the African American Freedom and Reconstruction League, stood as his wife read his statement: “The children aren’t taught to read, write and master life-survival skills. However, our children are being taught gender preference. This is totally unacceptable.”

Funny, both these people seem to think that gay history equals illiteracy. Listen, honey, if you really believe your kids aren’t being taught to read at school, then you’ve got bigger problems than just a bit of gay history.

What we can’t understand is why people get so fucking bent out of shape about gay history. It could be way worse: it could be serial killer appreciation month or rape that girl right there month, both of which would certainly be worse than a little homo history.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 12, 2006
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  • 2 Comments
    • kizmet
      kizmet

      People like that are so pathetic and uneducated. And in Philly, too, you’d think they’d know better. Nobody can teach gender preference, how stupid can you get?

      Oct 12, 2006 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martini-boy
      Martini-boy

      If reading a history textbook – or any article / literature whatsoever – does not improve literacy and improve the mind, then why the fuck make them in the first place. READING and LEARNING about gay history is just as good as learning ANY History. History is history, and we should all learn from it, not deny it.

      Oct 14, 2006 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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