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spokenword73
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
N E W Y O R K, July 28— A small alternative public school program has been expanded into a full-fledged school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

The Harvey Milk High School, an expansion of a 1984 city program consisting of two small classrooms for gay students, will enroll about 100 students and will open in the fall.

"I think everybody feels that it's a good idea because some of the kids who are gays and lesbians have been constantly harassed and beaten in other schools," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a briefing today. "It lets them get an education without having to worry. It solves a discipline problem. And from a pedagogical point of view, this administration — and previous administrations — have thought it was a good idea and we'll continue with that."

The school, at 2 Astor Place in the East Village, is undergoing a $3.2 million renovation approved by the old Board of Education last year.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute, a gay-rights youth advocacy group that has managed and financed the program since its inception, has hired William Salzman as principal of the new school.

Salzman is a former Wall Street executive who most recently served as assistant principal of guidance and business at Brooklyn's Automotive High School.

Salzman told the New York Post in today's editions that the school will be academically challenging and will follow Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's mandatory English and math programs. It also will specialize in computer technology, arts and culinary arts.

Program Draws Some Criticism

State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long criticized the creation of the school.

"Is there a different way to teach homosexuals? Is there gay math? This is wrong," Long told the Post. "There's no reason these children should be treated separately."

On its Web site, the Hetrick-Martin Institute describes the Harvey Milk School as "the nation's first accredited public high school designed to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (LGBTQ)."

It says the school "offers LGBTQ youth an opportunity to obtain a secondary education in a safe and supportive environment. … We believe that success requires the ability to respect and value the diverse human community."

The school is named after San Francisco's first openly gay city supervisor, Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978 along with Mayor George Moscone.

irma
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
yeah so you keep discrimination high :o

decemberlove
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
why are we so obsessed with separating everyone and placing them in their own little groups? why not teach tolerance instead? im sorry, but i cant see how this can possibly be good in the long run.

Kanji
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
I guess when I was a teenager I would have been tempted by a school like this. However, I don’t think isolation is the right thing to do. It is surely not an easy question…

the cat
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:37 PM
I am saddened by this. :sad: They should call this high school separist high. But the way gays are often mistreated in schools and in society is deplorable! :mad:

From the just curious department. Are the teachers supposed to be gay, too?

gentenaire
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:38 PM
I agree with decemberlove! Doesn't this kind of school stigmatise even more?

It's not as if being gay is a disability!

Poe
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:48 PM
in a normal public highschool the gay students are isolated by themselves, not in a group.... teenagers take one gay kid, single him out, and harrass them in many cases till they throw themselves in front of a train or cut their wrists

yes this is seperating them from other students, but not from each other... so at least they have each other for support... the world wants us to feel like we dont belong, well this is somebody's answer to that

i think before you really come down hard on this idea, you should be prepared to think of a better solution to stop kids from being brutally beaten and degraded in public schools..... educating people hasn't worked... books for kids about sexuality get banned, teachers who talk about homosexuality get fired, etc.

yeah there are negatives to this, but they are far outweighed in my personal opinion by the negatives of a single gay kid being tortured emotionally and physically day in, day out, by people who claim he/she doesn't belong

i dont look at this as proving their case...i look at it as a temperary solution until somebody else knows how to change the world's opinion about us.... and i would have attended

people of different races have their own neighbourhoods and schools where they are the majority... this appears to be the same in my opinion

kyk710
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:48 PM
I dont think this is a good idea at all. I really think it will hurt those kids in the long run even if it helps them for the time being.

mboyle
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:04 PM
why are we so obsessed with separating everyone and placing them in their own little groups? why not teach tolerance instead? im sorry, but i cant see how this can possibly be good in the long run.

Unfortuantely, tolerance can't be taught, and teachers shouldn't have to be babysitters. It is unfortunate, but alot of teenagers (public school ones in particular) love picking apart those who are different. I think this is a great solution, because as has been stated, the alternatives are to either lose all self esteem and kill themselves, or isolate themselves completely (drop out/home school). It is unfortunate, but it is definately a good idea.

One question: What do they mean by "questioning"?:confused: Maybe questioning whether you are one of the other 4? If so, doesn't everyone go through a "questioning" phase? (at least that is what I have heard)

Nicoleke
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:07 PM
A gay high school ? That' s really " weird " ? I personally think that it isn' t a good solution, in that case why not a school for ginger, blond and vrown people ? Ok, I extrapole, but I think it isn' t the right solution ! I personallt have gays friend, I' ve meet in school, they learn me a lot, and I think I learned them a lot too ..... We can live in happiness, joy and cerenity together no ? That' s only my point of view, but I think I' m right .....

gentenaire
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:21 PM
Then you may as well have a seperate high school for obese kids as well? They're beaten as well, they're laughed at, they're excluded from many things.

Where does all this seperation end, then?

Poe
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:33 PM
i think comparing the abuse obese kids receive in comparison to openly gay kids is a really big stretch

decemberlove
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:34 PM
Unfortuantely, tolerance can't be taught, and teachers shouldn't have to be babysitters. It is unfortunate, but alot of teenagers (public school ones in particular) love picking apart those who are different. I think this is a great solution, because as has been stated, the alternatives are to either lose all self esteem and kill themselves, or isolate themselves completely (drop out/home school). It is unfortunate, but it is definately a good idea.


public/private, doesnt matter, teenagers will be teenagers. theres always something to pick on someone else about, punks, jocks, druggies, skin color, culture, weight, etc should we all separate them into their own schools so they dont get hurt?

life is tough. it doesnt get much better after high school. kids are becoming far too sensitive nowadays. if you cant deal with high school, then you cant deal with life later on, and maybe you just dont belong here.

and why stop at high schools? why not extend this to college, and hell, even JOBS? and neighborhoods too. lets just separate everyone, maybe then well have an utopian society cos no ones feelings will be hurt. where does it all stop??

Bacardi
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:16 PM
I think this is a bad idea, a separate school? It's no worse than sepratism that was going on in the 60s. The only way to heal the world is to teach everyone in the same schools, the same things. Teach them love and peace... Don't teach them to go to a school full of students exactly like them.. They'll never learn anything.

cellophane
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:23 PM
I don't like this idea either for the reasons already stated in this thread; yes, it is an alternative, but not a good one in the long run. What Bacardi says, I agree with...

alexusjonesfan
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:23 PM
There's a similar program in Toronto already in place called the Triangle Program. I watched a documentary on it. This is certainly a very touchy issue. Many of the students they interviewed were glad to be able to learn in a supportive environment. Some others felt that they were being sheilded from the real world and decided to go back to a conventional highschool. Here's some info:

The Triangle Program is a transitional secondary school program for at-risk gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are thinking of leaving school because they have been harassed by homophobia.

A full-time program is provided from 10am-4pm daily Sept. to June. Individualized study units in grade 9 and 10 subjects and co-op placements for senior students is part of the program; in addition three-week units in lesbigay curriculum presented in group classes enable students to get credits in English, History and Personal Life Management. Physical Education is negotiable. Community resources help implement the program and tutors and mentors are available to assist students in their academic progress.

The program is housed in the Rainbow Classroom of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto and is guided by an advisory board representing the lesbigay community. Students participate actively in the organization of the program and its co-curricular activities. The full-time teacher is supported by a part-time teacher and a social worker.

The primary goal is to provide a safe place, free of homophobia where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgender and those victimized by homophobia can be themselves, be respected, and work in a supportive space to develop the necessary skills to re-enter the regular school system. In the process students are able to explore a rich and varied lesbigay literature, history and culture.

sartrista7
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:40 PM
in a normal public highschool the gay students are isolated by themselves, not in a group.... teenagers take one gay kid, single him out, and harrass them in many cases till they throw themselves in front of a train or cut their wrists

Don't be so fucking melodramatic. The instances of bullying which goes beyond the norm for all high school students are thankfully relatively few, and in many cases can be sparked by factors other than sexuality (obesity, enjoyment of studying etc.) Yes,a lot of gay people had bad high school experiences... but I think a lot of people did regardless of sexuality. As Decemberlove says... high school is tough. You need to learn how to deal with it.

yes this is seperating them from other students, but not from each other... so at least they have each other for support... the world wants us to feel like we dont belong, well this is somebody's answer to that

No, telling gay kids they don't belong is EXACTLY what this does. It tells them they're too sissy to cope with a normal high school. It tells them they can't cope unless they're taken out of a normal, mixed-sexuality environment.

i think before you really come down hard on this idea, you should be prepared to think of a better solution to stop kids from being brutally beaten and degraded in public schools..... educating people hasn't worked... books for kids about sexuality get banned, teachers who talk about homosexuality get fired, etc.

Well, duh. But that's an entirely separate issue.

people of different races have their own neighbourhoods and schools where they are the majority... this appears to be the same in my opinion

Yes, but in those cases it's not a conscious decision of the people involved to segregate themselves. Single-race neighbourhoods are a purely socio-economic phenomenon.

I don't see why segregation, which emphasises difference, is seen as a solution at all. Tolerance only grows out of the realisation that such differences are minimal, unimportant and ultimately irrelevant.

Monica_Rules
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:57 PM
What this is stupid?

I thought we were mean't to teach tolerenace and understanding not seperation!

Plus as if some people know if they are gay or not byt the time they start High school!

Pureracket
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:59 PM
in a normal public highschool the gay students are isolated by themselves, not in a group.... teenagers take one gay kid, single him out, and harrass them in many cases till they throw themselves in front of a train or cut their wrists

yes this is seperating them from other students, but not from each other... so at least they have each other for support... the world wants us to feel like we dont belong, well this is somebody's answer to that

i think before you really come down hard on this idea, you should be prepared to think of a better solution to stop kids from being brutally beaten and degraded in public schools..... educating people hasn't worked... books for kids about sexuality get banned, teachers who talk about homosexuality get fired, etc.

yeah there are negatives to this, but they are far outweighed in my personal opinion by the negatives of a single gay kid being tortured emotionally and physically day in, day out, by people who claim he/she doesn't belong

i dont look at this as proving their case...i look at it as a temperary solution until somebody else knows how to change the world's opinion about us.... and i would have attended

people of different races have their own neighbourhoods and schools where they are the majority... this appears to be the same in my opinion

Excellent post!!!!!

Bacardi
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:05 PM
So all gays are exactly the same?

No they aren't all the same. That isn't what I mean. If you make all gay kids go to one school, next you'll have all black kids at another, all white at one school... And the division continues. You cannot teach tollerance to the brats that are name callers if you divide up the schools. It will just give the name calling brats even more reason to think "oh so we really are different, and we don't need to be around each other". Everybody knows the bullies I'm talking about... Everybody has had the name calling kids in their schools. They won't ever learn unless you start teaching everybody together!

Bacardi
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:18 PM
Possibly, but if you are going to do it in NYC, a lot of other larger areas need it as well. Don't just stop with the biggest City in the US.

gentenaire
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:19 PM
You can't teach tolerence to the brats, PERIOD. Most young men are immature, why would that change?

Why would a young brat's view on gays change? Maybe when he's confronted with perfectly normal gays?

sartrista7
Jul 28th, 2003, 09:20 PM
You can't teach tolerence to the brats, PERIOD. Most young men are immature, why would that change?

It's a long process, but isn't the ultimate aim that tolerance is normalised in *society*, and makes its way down to high schools by *****? Of course immature schoolkids will always find some way of bullying others... but the impact will eventually be lessened through integration into society.

It's impossible to integrate yourself in high school if you are openly gay or if people suspect you are. I don't think it's the case if you're black, or fat. I think a gay high school is an interesting alternative (alternative, not solution) for people who want to have satisfactory social interactions with other students.

Not being able to integrate yourself in high school isn't necessarily a bad thing - after all, most people realise approximately ten minutes after leaving that nothing which happened there ever really mattered. In any case, it's not true; I know at least one gay bloke who was at the centre of the popular clique.

decemberlove
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:00 PM
i think comparing the abuse obese kids receive in comparison to openly gay kids is a really big stretch

how is it a stretch? how is it any different?

people of different races have their own neighbourhoods and schools where they are the majority... this appears to be the same in my opinion

definitely not the same situation in the least bit. people dont necessarily choose to live in these areas, they are basically forced there by a vicious cycle that is hard to get out of. "minorities" dont willing separate themselves from whites by choosing to go to a shitty, poorly funded, inner-city school.

Mase
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:04 PM
I couldnt agree with Poe's post anymore, great view Poe....

Here's my question to everyone. If you had this oppertunity, and you are gay, of course, would you attend this school?

I can say that I actually wouldnt, but thats just me..

decemberlove
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:05 PM
It's a long process, but isn't the ultimate aim that tolerance is normalised in *society*, and makes its way down to high schools by *****? Of course immature schoolkids will always find some way of bullying others... but the impact will eventually be lessened through integration into society.

thanks sartrista, this is what i was referring to when i said teaching tolerance, i didnt mean it in a literal sense. i think racism has calmed down slightly due to throwing everybody together. when you are ofrced to be with people or different culture, colors, size, etc, you learn that inside they arent that different from you. creating a school just for gays will only be a step back for them.


In any case, it's not true; I know at least one gay bloke who was at the centre of the popular clique.

same here

cellophane
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:07 PM
I wouldn't...

sartrista7
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:14 PM
how is it a stretch? how is it any different?

Well, for obese kids it - along with so much else in life - might be quite a large stretch ;)

that was terrible. sorry.

Mase, I definitely wouldn't choose to go to an all-gay school. For a start, all my best friends at school were straight.

Decemberlove - spot on about racism calming down only because people of different races are forced to live together. You might also find that intolerance is most common among those groups who don't have much contact with minorities...

alexusjonesfan
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:52 PM
I don't think students are simply driven out of regular highschools because of simple name calling. Many of the students currently in the Triangle Program are already victims of hate-crimes. I read about one girl who was 'out' as a lesbian at her school and got jumped by a gang of boys one day. She was kicked and beaten and bloodied 'till she lost consciousness and had to be rushed to an intensive care unit. She still carries around the physical scars and you can only imagine the emotional ones. Other students in that program have been abandoned by family members because of their coming out and are struggling to live on their own and don't need further abuse and harrassment because of it.

I do see the point of view of the other side but being homosexual is different from being a visible or religious minority. Those groups also often have hate crimes committed against them but there are often large enough numbers of them that they don't have to feel isolated in their own school. Being homosexual is a hidden identity for most high-school students who don't even often admit it to themselves let alone start a community publicly in their school. Anti racism is an integral part of the curriculum in Canada, I think anti homophobia should be too. The position of officials and administrators doesn't go far enough to curb homophobic attitudes. This issue is rarely discussed in school and when students utter homophobic insults, it's dealt with much more leniently than with racial slurs and the like. I don't know this for sure (since I don't live there), but it must be even stranger for homosexual students in America where school boards and parents take offence at the starting of 'gay-clubs' because they feel that it would be 'condoning homosexuality'. The national government itself seems to be unsure of how to deal with homosexuals and puritanical views of gays and lesbians as 'sick people' with 'conditions' are oft repeated by many Republicans. How can we expect highschool teens to be more tolerant when their own government isn't sure if homosexuality is a 'condition' or a state of being. It's like being a minority of whose existence other people can refuse to acknowledge. This 'invisibility' facilitates the hate and until people 'officially accept' homosexuality and deal with it just like any other personal attribute, you can't really teach tolerance and until then, it might be better for some people to just have a safe place to learn. Yeah, I don't think it's a big deal if someone gets made fun of, but I do think it's a big deal if someone's life gets put in danger.

RYNJ
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:03 PM
Im gay and im in10 th grade right now but I wouldnt go to this school. I'm openly gay to who ever asks NOT MUCH, but they still do, I dont get mocked that much. Its only pretty bad in the locker rooms coz people think im looking at them which I think is gross!

banana
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:17 PM
I am at school and am openly bisexual, in fact the iz anotha guy who iz aswell :p I don't get bashed or threatened or nething like that, there r ppl who r insecure bout it, but they keep it to themselves with out having to beat me up or nething. the only reason i would go 2 a gay school iz so i could get laid :devil:

controlfreak
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Hmmm, a gay school is a start, but don't you guys think we should go the whole nine yards and make a separate gay country where all the gay people can live? It would sure get them out of our way and stop them getting beaten up. The obvious choice would be Uruguay, since it is spelt amlost the same as u r gay. We could round up all the world's gay people and ship them off there to live their perverted lives and perform disgusting sexual acts 24/7. In return, all the normal people of Uruguay can take their places across the globe. Isn't it clear that this is the best way forward for the human race?

BigB08822
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:33 PM
I dont know what I think of this. I think it is great for them to have a chance to learn without the worries but I don't think they should be seperated. I think the city/states would be better off spending funds to educate the students in their schools and this way keep everyone together.

BigB08822
Jul 28th, 2003, 11:33 PM
I mean educate the students about tolerance and homosexuality, etc.

Hurley
Jul 29th, 2003, 12:37 AM
the only reason i would go 2 a gay school iz so i could get laid :devil:

Which is precisely why I think this is a bad idea.

The misfits band together at any high school. That's where you get your strength, no matter who you are, what you do, or what you look like. You find your friends (and don't tell me the misfit clique isn't a clique, cos no matter what, you're always in a clique in high school) and you love them for four years and then you're out. Everyone has problems in high school.

All this does is put everyone the same together, and then the fat gay kids, the ugly gay kids, the gay kids going through rough puberty are ostracized AGAIN, in a school which is supposed to help them! You think there aren't going to be bullies in this school, the popular crowd, the big men on campus? Of course there are. And so what of the kids picked on in THIS school, this school that's supposed to save them?

That's going to make them feel better? Think again.

polishprodigy
Jul 29th, 2003, 01:32 AM
I think this is not the way to go about things, but oh well. It works for some kids and doesn't work for others. But isolation is not the medicine for intolerance in my opinion.

We have some of these type of schools in Toronto too..

TennisHack
Jul 29th, 2003, 02:04 AM
I'm not sure what to think of this, truth be told. I went to high school in one of the most intolerant regions of the country, and yes, I knew some gay kids. But they weren't treated any worse than anyone else. Everybody has their own personal demons in high school, and at some point, EVERYONE is going to be picked on to some degree of severity.

That said, I didn't go to high school in NYC, so perhaps it's worse there. As long as this is being considered an alternative I don't see what's wrong with it. I fear most of the people from my generation and younger will spend the rest of their lives in therapy anyway.

Everyone should have the ability to have a high school education without coming out any worse for the wear. But I wonder at the same time, won't this place just be targeted even more? I mean, think about it. You're gathering together a big group of gay teens, all concentrated in one place. Who's to say the bullies wouldn't go and harrass them there?

There are also some interesting theories of the social hierarchy of high school but I won't bore you.

i think comparing the abuse obese kids receive in comparison to openly gay kids is a really big stretch

Let me guess, you have never been fat. You know, I sympathise with gay people. I don't think anyone should be harassed for something they have no control over, or personal preferences since this is a free country. But there comes a time when you just have to suck it up and move on. Constantly playing the victim gets old very quickly.

maccardel
Jul 29th, 2003, 03:38 AM
Actually the school has been opened since the late 80s, but it is only now that it is getting the ranking as an official school in the Nyc system.

I did an expose on the school when it opened in '87-88. At the time it was located on West street in the village right next to this gay porn theatre and the joke was that the kids will have no problems deciding where to go for recess or lunch or to cut classes.

When I first went there to interview a lady by the name of Joyce, I found it to be a "normal" place for kids who don't fit in the regular high school setting. I think that at the time the school specialized in negative things like afterschool, there were mini-balls, but on the positive side, it educated the students on safe-sex, drugs, and other things that they might be exposed to in their "circle".

When I took the article to the editor of my high school newspaper, there was some uproar and it was decided that the topic shouldn't be discussed, therefore leaving me with a run of the mill subject "politican visits school"........

Ironically, the school relocated and is now next to my barber shop.....if anyone stops in there, say hi to Morales, he was my barber.

Brαm
Jul 29th, 2003, 01:42 PM
I don't like this whole idea of gay schools :(:(

And besides, how many children at 12-18 are "open"?! In my last 2 years of high school (16-18), I only knew of 2 (!) gay ppl in the whole school! :eek:

No, I'm against this idea, sorry!

maccardel
Jul 29th, 2003, 02:02 PM
I don't like this whole idea of gay schools :(:(

And besides, how many children at 12-18 are "open"?! In my last 2 years of high school (16-18), I only knew of 2 (!) gay ppl in the whole school! :eek:

No, I'm against this idea, sorry!

I agree and feel that there should be courses open to the general population in high school, but not to have a specific school geared towards that lifestyle.....

If you think a child is chastised because of their sexually what do they think will happen when the child tells his friends that he goes to "the gay school"? I don't think it serves a purpose in society to have children escape the real world, when do they face the real issues? What happens if the child decides he is not gay, or wants to go into the military, then he can't because the military will know that he is gay just because of the school he went to....that is too much for a child to handle..........

gentenaire
Jul 29th, 2003, 02:03 PM
i think comparing the abuse obese kids receive in comparison to openly gay kids is a really big stretch

Poe, a kid here was used as a human battering ram in school. And no, he wasn't gay.

gentenaire
Jul 29th, 2003, 02:04 PM
I agree and feel that there should be courses open to the general population in high school, but not to have a specific school geared towards that lifestyle.....

If you think a child is chastised because of their sexually what do they think will happen when the child tells his friends that he goes to "the gay school"? I don't think it serves a purpose in society to have children escape the real world, when do they face the real issues? What happens if the child decides he is not gay, or wants to go into the military, then he can't because the military will know that he is gay just because of the school he went to....that is too much for a child to handle..........

Well said.

mboyle
Jul 29th, 2003, 06:06 PM
[QUOTE=decemberlove]how is it a stretch? how is it any different?QUOTE]

It is a stretch because being fat is something you can help. For gosh sakes don't eat as much junk food and exercise. You can't help being gay.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 29th, 2003, 09:18 PM
Which is precisely why I think this is a bad idea.

The misfits band together at any high school. That's where you get your strength, no matter who you are, what you do, or what you look like. You find your friends (and don't tell me the misfit clique isn't a clique, cos no matter what, you're always in a clique in high school) and you love them for four years and then you're out. Everyone has problems in high school.

All this does is put everyone the same together, and then the fat gay kids, the ugly gay kids, the gay kids going through rough puberty are ostracized AGAIN, in a school which is supposed to help them! You think there aren't going to be bullies in this school, the popular crowd, the big men on campus? Of course there are. And so what of the kids picked on in THIS school, this school that's supposed to save them?

That's going to make them feel better? Think again.

I can see this happening. They will just mirror society. Sad but probably true.

Serpate but equal doesnt work haven't we already established that?

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jul 29th, 2003, 09:19 PM
actually mboyle, there are so many who can't help being fat. food and exercise are important factors, but they are definetly not decisive in many cases.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 29th, 2003, 09:33 PM
Well think of the bright side: this school will have the lowest teen pregancy rate ever! Hey maybe george bush will stop by and give them a special award and recognition for that achivement in this age of babies having babies. Maybe he will start a new us program to have every school require all its students to practice gay sex to ensure a zero pregnancy rate.

That gerogie boy he's always thinking!

maccardel
Jul 29th, 2003, 11:16 PM
Well think of the bright side: this school will have the lowest teen pregancy rate ever! Hey maybe george bush will stop by and give them a special award and recognition for that achivement in this age of babies having babies. Maybe he will start a new us program to have every school require all its students to practice gay sex to ensure a zero pregnancy rate.

That gerogie boy he's always thinking!


:haha: I think those students who classify themselves as bi-sexual will have something to say about that.....some think it is cool. Imagine the bathrooms.........there has to be an attendant I guess. I don't want to stereotype anyone but I can't help to imagine what goes on in there.....

Miss Thang
Jul 29th, 2003, 11:21 PM
I know everybody up in this piece know at one time or another the feelin of bein "different" so we can understand why they doin this but I agree with y'all that think it aint a good idea. To me the only way folk change they minds and open they minds is bein around peeps that are different. Some a these peeps aint neva gonna meet gay folk if the gay folk are separatin themselves by goin to this school.

Jennifer's wife
Jul 29th, 2003, 11:31 PM
sounds cool to me!! god if i'd gone to a school like that it woulda been one giant shagfest!! :D