Tuesday, January 24, 2012

KC Star Story: Gay Teen and T-Shirt Dispute

The KC STAR Story here made me think about how people with differing views can work/communicate together, agree to disagree, live their lives and then
And Then:
There is always the idiot who just wants to
get ugly, call names, start trouble, and show the inner bully.
excerpt from story by LEE HILL KAVANAUGH

"... As president of her high school club, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Blue Springs South, Bailee liked the idea of having T-shirts made like other student groups. But she didn’t want a racy one. “One of the girl’s sports teams, I think it’s soccer, has a T-shirt that says, ‘Girls do it in the grass 11 ways,’ ” Bailee said. “My mom wouldn’t ever allow me to wear that.”
She found a slogan with a deeper message on the Internet: Why is it that as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? The dozen members of the club loved it. Bailee handed the design to her principal. The next day, he gave it back, with his signature of approval. She emailed her order for a dozen shirts from Rod’s Sporting Goods in Blue Springs. A clerk told her they would be ready in a week..."

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