How to Pick Up a Straight Girl in a Gay Bar

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Rally for trans girl barred from running for homecoming queen

Dallas Voice:

Hundreds of students at North Dallas High School chanting “Whose queen? Our queen!” and carrying “Team Andy” signs surround Queer LiberAction member Elizabeth Pax, holding megaphone, and transgender student Andy Moreno, standing behind Pax, during a rally in support of Moreno, who was denied the opportunity to run for homecoming queen even though students had nominated her. NDHS Principal Dinah Escanilla said Moreno couldn’t be homecoming queen because she is “a boy” and refused to allow votes for Moreno to be counted.




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—  John Wright

Dallas-Area School Denies Admission to Girl with Lesbian Parents

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St. Vincent's, an Anglican elementary school in Bedford, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has denied admission to a girl because her parents are lesbians, NBCDFW reports:

"Jill and Tracy Harrison, lesbians married in 2006 in Canada, applied to enroll their daughter into St. Vincent's School, in June.
On the application, they crossed out the word father on the application and wrote mother and put Tracy's name on that line. Jill was written on the mother line.
They attended the school's parent night on Tuesday, and now, just a few days before school starts Monday, the school is denying their daughter Olivia enrollment into the school because her parents are lesbians, the women said…Though the school's handbook and website say that the school is non-discriminatory as to race, color, religion and national or ethnic origin, it doesn't stipulate that they won't discriminate based on the sexual orientation of a child's parents."

NBCDFW notes in its story:

"Our story originally referred to the school as St. Vincent's Episcopal School. Even though the sign at the church says Episopal, they said they have parted with that church and are now Anglican."

The major schism in the Anglican/Episcopal church over the past five years has regarded its positions on gays and gay clergy.

In fact, North American church leaders met at St. Vincent's in 2009 "to launch the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), described as an 'alternative' to the U.S. Episcopal Church within the Anglican Communion."

Said Jill Harrison: "I am horribly disappointed. In fact, we are in the 21st century and we are still dealing with this issue. We should just move on. Denying my daughter education based on who I end up sleeping with at the end of the day makes me furious."

 


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NY: 17-month-old baby killed by man ‘trying to make him act like a boy instead of a girl’

This kind of BS makes me sick. This is the lowest form of scum. If you haven’t reconciled your own masculinity issues, don’t work them out on a f*cking baby.

This violence occurred on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation (my people, btw; those involved in this incident are not Shinnecock) on Long Island, NY. (WPIX):

The suspect has been identified as Pedro Jones, 20, of South Hampton. He has been charged with first-degree manslaughter after allegedly hitting the boy “several times throughout his body with close fists” and grabbed him by the neck, according to the felony complaint filed by police.

Authorities say Jones also told them, “I was trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl. I never struck that kid that hard before.”

“He infiltrated my family through our trust, through the heart of my daughter and then stole the life of her child,” said the baby’s grandfather Daniel Collins. “I hope the justice system turns around and steals his.”

In the WCAX coverage of this murder, look at this:

As Jones was led away from the state police barracks, he told reporters that he loved the little boy.

Apparently for some people it’s never too early to “man up.” Our culture of rigid gender roles, as we see here, goes beyond the toxic to the tragic.
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