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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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Dear Butch, you must wear a dress!!

Posted in Gender Issues, LGBT Rights with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by girlonpiano

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“Everyone at Wesson Attendance Center knows 17-year-old Ceara Sturgis is gay because she’s never tried to hide it.
But when Sturgis – an honor student, trumpet player and goalie on the school’s soccer team – wanted her senior photograph in a tuxedo used in the 2009-10 yearbook, school officials balked.”  Full Story