"That's so gay!"

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Thu Mar 1 16:19:46 UTC 2007

An article in today's Chicago Tribune reports that a young woman in
(I believe in California) was disciplined by her school for using
"That's so gay!" as a retort to people who were teasing (harassing?)
her for being Mormon. The school authorities said that it was
offensive to gays. (Her parents have pointed out that the students
who were taunting her were not disciplined for being offensive to
Mormons.) There was a beating incident in the school a year or so ago
in which the victim was gay.


Barbara Need

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