My Time.com article today:
Good news for Ohio’s gay and lesbian students: You can be openly gay once a year now that Wayne Local School District officials have granted a small concession, after a little nudge from a lawsuit, and cleared Maverick Couch, 16, to wear his “Jesus is not a homophobe” T-shirt to school exactly one time.
The boy tried to wear his T-shirt, which features a colorful Christian fish logo, at last year’s Day of Silence in recognition of gay students who have been bullied. The school district’s attorney explained in a letter to LAMDA that the T-shirt was “sexual in nature and therefore indecent and inappropriate in a school setting,” Well, that’s one view. Maverick Couch and his family saw it differently. “For me, the shirt means I am looking for acceptance,” Couch explained. “I want to be supported by the school, by my friends, by everybody. I do get picked on now and again, called faggot, queer.” Read the rest here: