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Principal Dodig honored for making Staples an accepting community

Principal Dodig honored for making Staples an accepting community

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

October 16, 2014

Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to recognizing civil rights, has honored Principal John Dodig to speak at the Connecticut Cares event on Oct. 26 for creating a community atmosphere accepting of diverse sexual and gender identities at Staples High School. Dodig received a phone call...

Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Openly Gay Scouts

The issue of whether to admit openly gay scouts has been controversial, but the Boy Scouts voted to admit them on May 23.

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 24, 2013

On May 23, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to allow openly gay youths into its ranks, reversing a decades-long policy. In Westport, the decision was applauded but also criticized for not going far enough: gay men and women are still not permitted to be leaders, according to the national organization...

April 30, 2010 | Keeping the Silence

Photo by Madeline Hardy '11

April 30, 2010

2:15 p.m. Students participating in the 2010 Day of Silence, run by the Gay-Straight Alliance, break it by shouting in the courtyard. The students went all day without talking to raise awareness about the issue of bullying and harrassment of  gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens. ...

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