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School which cancelled prom suspended trans student

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  1. What is up with this school? Kids are meant to go to school to get an education and opportunities in life. Not to be victimised and judged by those running it.

    My best wishes to Baize and Constance.

  2. Pumpkin Pie 26 Mar 2010, 7:21pm

    Florida?! Holy ****, is there some sort of donation drive going to help get this kid out of that hellhole? Geez, talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    I hope they manage to catch a break. It’s tough enough being a kid these days without society’s hang-ups weighing you down.

  3. Sickening. Akin to kicking out a student due to skin colour.

  4. Ha, Mississippi ! Why am I not surprised ?

  5. Yet more proof that school seem less for learning and more to just press-mould people into ONE SINGLE set shape (at least in the US, up here in Canada we had openly gay student with no problems except the pseudo-macho prick students who insulted him and crap)

    Its very sad that his family was forced to move away, I may just be a “stupid Canadian” here, but what, does the US still witch and “fag” burning or something? Or is this just another pathetic land-lord throwing someone out because they don’t fit the one-true-cultural-norm and his mom wasn’t being a good parent cause she wasn’t beating her kid and verbally abusing him for being transgendered?

  6. Get all the open-minded students to boycott the school. They can’t suspend everybody. Not everybody in Mississipi is a redneck – it’s just that they rule the roost. Up till now.

  7. Pathetic. What the hell does it matter what clothes students wear as long as it’s decent?

    You’re right, Dan – they’re trying to enforce their narrow view of ‘normal’ on everyone else. The impetus for this is, I’m guessing, some false religious belief. Also, it’s a sign of personal insecurity and a lack of self-confidence to pick on other people for being ‘different’.

  8. 28 Mar 2010, 12:38pm

    At roughly the same time reports that an LGBT conference in Indonesia was terminated by the police. It certainly makes one wonder. LGBT people must have INCREDIBLE POWERS, capable of overturning the established order in Mississippi, Indonesia, and the rest of the world, with amazing ease. If not, then what’s the fuss about?

    I am in a dilemma here: I feel is that repressive solutions are morally repugnant. On the other hand, these people, Christian or Muslim, can’t be argued with, because they simply know better. This is the inherent problem of the Abrahamic religions: a religion based on the omnipotence of a single deity inevitably corrupts susceptible people into believing they are omnipotent themselves, and that right is on their side. When the chips are down, it isn’t.

  9. It’s bad enough that kids get bullied by other students. But to be bullied by the authorities must be dreadful. Is it that some Americans never travel out of state and therefore take their ignorance into the workplace? and/or is this the outcome of allowing religion to dominate politics?

  10. Jean-Paul Bentham 3 Apr 2010, 6:11am

    I’m starting to believe religious institutions now do more harm than good.

    At least this story is giving some coverage to transgenders and transphobia.

    But Juin’s problems are just beginning….the mother is courageous, though, so there is hope.

  11. Don Mc Cormick 23 Oct 2011, 2:01am

    Well I would not recommend this school for its forward thinking and up to date approach to these important issues . Booting kids out of school is not an option unless they are VIOLENT and disruptive .
    Surely the school should be seting an example to the other students on the correct way to behave.

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