Several students from McGuffey High School organized a so-called “Antigay Day” in response to the observance of last week’s nationally recognized “Day of Silence,” which is intended to raise awareness to the LGBT bullying and harassment happening in schools.
The baby bigots plastered posters around the hallways and on the lockers of gay students encouraging others to wear flannel shirts and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands. An alleged “lynch list” was also distributed among students.
“There was pushing, posters hung on homosexual students’ locker,” Zoe Johnson, a student at McGuffey High School, told WPXI. “Teachers were having to run out and take them down.”
Dr. Erica Kolat, the superintendent of McGuffey School District, released the following statement downplaying the controversy:
“Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District, along with school police officers, continue to investigate all allegations. We will follow our Student Code of Conduct, and file legal citations, as warranted. We resolve to ensure that all children can grow and learn in a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination.”
But that didn’t ease the concerns of several students who said they were now afraid to go to class.
“It hurts me to see how rude and cruel,” Johnson said, “and some of these people were my friends before this started.”
So far there has been no word on whether or not the students responsible for coordinating “Antigay Gay” have been reprimanded for their actions.
Though they may sometimes come from a decent place, invasive questions can be annoying to field for gay couples. But let’s face it — the fact that they’re being asked at all is a sign of progress. Ignorant curiosity is more than a few steps up from disdain.
The most irksome questions we’re asked are rooted in conditioned gender roles — some straight people just can’t quite grasp that there isn’t a “woman” in a male/male relationship, or that not all female/female couples are composed of one “femme” and one “butch” partner.
We still owe it to our well-intentioned straight friends to educate them, but they’d better be willing to listen.
Below, same-sex questions react to some of the most annoying questions they get asked:
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Madonna has never been one to shy away from controversy. But perhaps this time she should have.
Over the weekend, the “Ghosttown” hit maker took to Instagram to thank and praise none other than… Margaret Thatcher?
The blog Gigwise first reported on the following photo and quote from the former British Prime Minister posted to Madge’s Instagram page:
Madonna then captioned the image:
“Thank you Margaret Thatcher! #unapologetic #rebelheart”
Evidently Madonna, who has built her empire by pandering to gay audiences, seems to have forgotten that Thatcher, may she rest in peace, was an #unapologetic homophobe who once banned the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools.
Apparently someone on Madge’s team alerted her to the faux pas because the post was quickly deleted. But not before a few thousand people took notice.
If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, Madonna also managed to piss off Tony award-winning Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is currently performing in Hamilton, the season’s hottest ticket.
According to Deadline, Lady M attended a performance of the play on Saturday night, but she spent the entire second act texting on her phone and distracting other theater patrons.
After the performance, she asked to go backstage and meet Miranda, but the actor refused to see her, later tweeting:
Madonna, miffed but determined not to let the rejection ruin her night, jumped into a town car and headed over to Miss Lily’s in the East Village, where she popped out her grill and dined on rice and peas washed down with expensive rosé while continuing to text on her phone.
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