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What is a Gay-Straight Alliance anyway?

August 3, 2014

Back in March, Parkersburg South High School came under scrutiny when news outlets across the country picked up a story about divisive social media posts made by one of its teachers and the subsequent fallout concerning the formation of its school-sanctioned Gay-Straight Alliance club. As the chair of Fairness West Virginia Institute, the statewide organization dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) West Virginians, I'm very proud of the students at Parkersburg South High School who courageously stood up for their right to form a Gay-Straight Alliance and stood up in the face of school-sanctioned anti-LGBT bullying.



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