Monday, May 23, 2005

PROTECTING GAY STUDENTS BY LOCKING THEM IN A CLOSET

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Bakersfield, California, has been the butt of LA jokes for all my life. I used to drive through Bakersfield all the time, commuting from UC, Berkeley, to the U of A in Tucson. This is where I heard Janis Joplin popped herself off. A desolate truck stop restroom where the radio was blaring, no less. Bakersfield was a place kids escaped. But it seems things have certainly changed over the years!
Student journalists sued their Bakersfield high school district Thursday in an effort to keep the school's principal from censoring student newspaper articles on homosexuality.

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