Last Thursday I had the opportunity to do something I hadn’t done before: Speak to a group of high-school students about how it’s possible to live a really nice life whether you choose to live alone; with someone of the opposite gender or someone of the same gender.
It’s all about having a plan and the choices you make.
The group was a High School Gay-Straight Alliance club.
While visiting with their faculty supervisor I learned a few things: the right to form an organization such as this in a public school is protected by state law. That being said, I assume as with all extra-curricular activities this would require parental permission to participate.
The backlash when the group formed a few years ago was realatively minor. The support was overwhelming.
And from what I observed, these students weren’t ‘like’ other students. They simply were students: same cast of characters you’d find in any group of 20 kids: the jock, the artist, the introvert, the clown, the drama-queen, the brain. And like any other group of people, there were probably some mix of gay & straight people.
And what didn’t occur to me until the class was nearly over is that I didn’t really take any time to try figure out who was gay and who was their straight ally.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Since what’s said in the room stays in the room, the next few days I’m going to share some of the thoughts I presented. For what it’s worth . . . .