Valley Stream South High School’s Awesome Kids Demanding A Gay-Straight Alliance

This was the scene at Valley Stream South High School on Long Island, where administrators had blocked students Sam Seligman, Kelly Egan, and Joseph Kofler (pictured below, L-R) from forming a gay-straight alliance, despite some 30 interested members and hundreds of signatures from their peers supporting the move. And while local media reported yesterday Interim Superintendent Dr. Richard Marsh, after meeting with Principal Maureen Henry (who supposedly denied the group at the first because she called kids “faggots” back when she was a student, and hey, no biggie), had approved the GSA, the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth group says in a statement “school officials had not informed the student organizers of any such approval and no meeting took place.” Adds LIGALY chief David Kilmnick: “If there was a GSA at Valley Stream South, the more than 200 students at the rally would have been at the club meeting, not standing outside the school demanding that the GSA be approved.” I tend to believe him; it looks cold out there!

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