Isn't it time that homophobia was called what it really is? Hate. In Jackson Mississippi a local prom was canceled because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend as her date.
This is just another event in a long history of hate against homosexuals in the education system. Last month a school district in Wyoming forced anti hate banners to be removed from schools because they were sponsored by a gay and lesbian organization.
Isn't it the job of schools and educators to teach tolerance? Something needs to change. Events like this just tell America's gay and lstudents that they are lesser citizens, which by the constitution of this country isn't true.
As an arts educator, I have many openly gay and lesbian students. I fear every day that some decision will be made that keeps them from having the same rights as the other students in the school. Discriminating against someone because they are gay is no different that discriminating against someone for their race and religion. It's time to stop the hate.