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County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

Rachel Suggs '21

February 14, 2019

Rachel Suggs ’21   The County Assemblies voted in December to allow male-male couples to attend their 2020 events, the Assemblies announced in an email to Staples’ Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) on Feb. 6. Staples’ GSA both welcomed and helped initiate the decision. “I’m ...

LGBT voices growing louder with Day of Silence

LGBT voices growing louder with Day of Silence

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014

This year, the Staples Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will hold its 16th annual Day of Silence on May 2, 2014, a day signifying the silence members of the LGBT community endure due to bullying and harassment. “It is done really to commemorate all the people who have been silenced by those who will not ...

Staples students speak out on Arkansas controversy

Staples students speak out on Arkansas controversy

Sophia Hampton, Features Editor

March 25, 2014

A week ago, at Sheridan High School in Arkansas, school officials censored the school yearbook because of a profile written on an openly gay student, Taylor Ellis. The school demanded that all profiles be removed before the yearbook went to print. Such actions sparked a nationwide debate about freedo...

Is Staples Safe for All Sexualities?

Is Staples Safe for All Sexualities?

November 12, 2010

The last thing that Francis Furmanek ’11 expected when walking onto the bus after school last year was to be verbally attacked. It was not long after the bus went in motion that a student began to harass Furmanek and his friend with the call of fags. While the situation was dealt with quickly by the...

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