Thursday, June 12, 2008
The school newspaper had a big article on the Gay Straight Alliance Club. Some of the kids seemed shocked and dismayed that a club like this could exist in our school. I quickly told them that I am the faculty advisor and went on to explain the purpose of the club. One girl asked me if the club was looking for converts. I said, "ABSOLUTELY NOT!" The purpose of this club is to promote tolerance and to teach that we are all equal. The treasurer of the club, a senior who I have grown to admire, respect and love said "Sexual orientation is only a small part of who we are. There is so much more to us than who we are attracted to." The shocked kids stopped and thought. Then, they all commented that one of the founders was a good friend of theirs.
We are not completely tolerant and open minded yet, but, we are on the way.