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Mississippi School Erases Lesbian Student from Yearbook

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Stuff to do, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by Chase

Oh Mississippi. The ACLU must be so tired of visiting you. The same state that has seen the highly publicized legal battle unfold over Constance McMillien is back in the news.

Before all the prom drama, we previously covered the story of Ceara Sturgis, an honor student at Wesson Attendance Center who had her senior photo banned from the yearbook because she rocked a tux. She fought the decision with the help of the ACLU, and now yearbooks have been printed… with no trace of Sturgis AT ALL. No photo. No name. Nothing.

Ironically, with all the news coverage more people will see the photo that high school officials tried to ban. Object lesson: Courage gets you recognized.

And what does cowardice and hatred get you? Angry calls and e-mails! Wesson Attendance Center needs to hear that they cannot go around erasing students from their yearbook.

Principal Ronald Greer can be reached here: rdgreer@copiah.k12.ms.us

Principal Oscar Hawkins can be reached here: ohawkins@copiah.k12.ms.us

The school’s phone number is (601) 643-2221 and their fax number is (601) 643-2458

Find them on the web here

Oh Mississippi, when are you going to learn…

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Happy Birthday!

Posted in Legal, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , on January 27, 2010 by paigetsindfw

To the Roe vs. Wade decision of course! Over at the ACLU you’ll find their reminder that just this last friday was the 37th anniversary of the greatest change in favor of reproductive freedom we in the U.S. has ever known.

Never take it for granted though. Even in the most “progressive” of administrations, things like the Stupak Amendment  get through. Seems a lot of things like that are just “getting through” these days. Should it pass, even private citizens purchasing private insurance may not have the right to buy policies that cover their right to choose.

But I digress. Rights are never guaranteed and need your support. Don’t forget the ACLU and others are on the front lines of the fights that need fightin’

Oh and a special thanks to Greg Horn for being a total badass and painting that She-Hulk, among other great images of strong women ❤