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Houston Voice, No. 1003, January 14, 2000 - File 014. 2000-01-14. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/7109/show/7089.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1003, January 14, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date January 14, 2000
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE • JANUARY 14, 2000 NEWS 13 Lambda director Tim Vining (left) supports Marty Pfeiffer's efforts to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in Baton Rouge. be 'different/ whatever that means. "The hatred directed toward gays is because we're seen as a threat to society's status quo. 'We don't care if you're gay as long as you don't flaunt it' St) we team to hide it, to deny it, to internalize the pain, and that's incredibly unhealthy/' Pfeiffer said his education and contact with adult peers—particularly Umbda director Tim Vining—and interaction with other gay youth bolstered his desire to help other students—and himself. Last year, after attending a national (. il SEN conference, Pfeiffer deckled to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club at McKinley High. A GSA, he stresses, is a student-run organization that has a faculty sponsor, a mission statement, and provides a safe space for kids who are gay or gay-supportive. "Our goal is to reduce harassment of these kids, to make school safer for all students," Pfeiffer explains 'We'll do some education and awareness about GLBT issues, and probably do some community outreach, some volunteering. "[A GSA club] is basically a place for kids to talk and feel safe. Gay and gay-supportive kids catch all kinds of hell. In fact, the suicide rate among gay teens is much higher than straight kids. The harassment, cruelty, isolation and depression are very hard to take, so support is very important." Brenda Barron, Southern assistant field director for GLSEN, said unlike detractors sav, students in GSAs do not discuss sex or teach sex education. GLSEN's Student Pride USA offers support to more than 700 GSA chapters in schools across the nation, "and there have been only two instances—in Orange County in California and in Utah— where chapters haven't been allowed." Taking it to the board Pfeiffer felt the atmosphere at McKinley I ligh seemed conducive to the formation of a Lav-Straight Alliance group. The school is comprised of traditional and gifted students, "very mixed racially, with a large number of non-conformists like mvself," he sa\s To his surprise, Principal Almenia Warren refused his reejuest Pfeiffer next approached Last Baton Rouge public school officials. One direc- tor ol high school programs told him school was no place for a gay organization. Higher powers, however, proved to be more diplomatic. He received a letter from Schools Superintendent Gary Mathews assuring the teen that action would be taken to establish—because none existed—official policy for the formation of extra-curricular clubs, including the Gay-Straight Alliance. Similar reassurances came from Don Mercer, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Pfeiffer says. Policy, however, does not guarantee creation of PSAs. Calls to Mathews and Mercer were not returned by press time. "It's my understanding that once the policy is set, it's up to the principals to decide if and how to implement it," Pfeiffer says. "I think—I hope—Ms. Warren will allow the GSA." An school system subcommittee is expected to discuss policy parameters and language during a Jan. 20 meeting. The matter should to go before the full board a week later. Pfeiffer plans to attend both meetings and expects anti-gay forces to be there as well. "I'm enough of a pragmatist to know I have to 'conform' a little," he says, referring to the board meetings. "I probably won't wear the earrings and other things [because] it's important that mv message is heard and that my appearance doesn't cause interference." Yming, who teaches at St. Joseph's Academy, is leading a Lambda card-signing campaign to show support for Pfeiffer and GSA clubs in every school that wants one. He also has urged supporters to contact Mathews directly to express their support, and to attend both sessions. "We're expecting opposition by the usual people who are bigoted and filled with hatred toward gays," Vining said, "so it's important that people—gay and straight—get out and support Martv and the GSAs" If you are seriously ill, money shouldn't be an added source of stress. Selling your life insurance policy is an option to consider. M. 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