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Lesbian T-shirt school storm
Herald Sun ^ | 19Feb2006 | MARY PAPADAKIS

Posted on 02/20/2006 12:18:28 AM PST by CrawDaddyCA

A STUDENT being asked to remove a T-shirt with a lesbian slogan has sparked a protest at a school in Melbourne's northwest.

About 30 students at Strathmore Secondary College last week rallied behind Year 12 classmate Stephanie, 17, after she was told by teachers to change out of the T-shirt for school photos.

Stephanie, who did not want her surname published, said she had worn a T-shirt bearing the slogan "Nobody knows I'm a lesbian" to school on several occasions without concerns being raised by staff or fellow students.

"I've had it for ages," she said.

But she said things changed when she wore it on school photo day, sparking concern among Year 12 co-ordinators.

She was quickly asked to take the T-shirt off.

"They said it was because certain parents would complain," Stephanie said.

Her mother, Susan, said she had had the controversial T-shirt printed for her daughter when she was about 15.

Susan said her daughter was brave to wear the T-shirt in public and particularly at school.

"I'm proud of her," she said. "I love her and I don't care what she is."

Stephanie said she was disappointed by the school's request for her to remove the T-shirt, but understood the concerns.

She said she would wear the T-shirt to school again once the issue had calmed down.

The incident triggered a protest by other Year 12 students, who turned up at school wearing T-shirts with similar slogans. They included "Nobody knows I am bulimic", "Nobody knows I'm pregnant" and "Nobody knows I'm on steroids". The students said they found the request to Stephanie discriminatory and an attack on free speech.

Stephanie said she was shocked by the amount of support she had received.

"It's pretty cool I guess," she said.

The school declined to comment this week.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: carpetmuncher; dresscodes; dyke; homosexualagenda; lesbian; teens; tshirt

Looking at this pic, it's obvious which one is the lesbian.

1 posted on 02/20/2006 12:18:31 AM PST by CrawDaddyCA
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Why did I just now flash on that Tom Green episode where he had lesbians painted on the hood of his parent's car and 'slut mobile' painted on the sides??


2 posted on 02/20/2006 12:20:51 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: CrawDaddyCA
No body Knows I'm A Conservative

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

3 posted on 02/20/2006 12:21:13 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: CrawDaddyCA; PJ-Comix

Lesbians equal ratings?


4 posted on 02/20/2006 12:21:59 AM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Yeah, I think every body knows.


5 posted on 02/20/2006 12:23:25 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: proud_yank

She does have a right to free speech, and I don't think she should be an exception. My only thought though, imagine the uproar if someone wore a shirt that said 'Heterosexual Pride'.


6 posted on 02/20/2006 12:23:39 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: goldstategop

Ever since I can remember, I knew that I was merely a lesbian trapped inside a man's body.


7 posted on 02/20/2006 12:25:04 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: proud_yank
Nah - more like "No one Gets Between Me And My Boyfriend."

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

8 posted on 02/20/2006 12:26:06 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: CrawDaddyCA
She was quickly asked to take the T-shirt off.

No, Please, Don't take it off! My eyes are bleeding!!!"

9 posted on 02/20/2006 12:27:45 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: goldstategop

eww!


10 posted on 02/20/2006 12:29:53 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: proud_yank
Wait til the Gay Lobby hears about it. If you think there's a firestorm now, its gonna get a whole lot bigger in the Age Of Brokeback Mountain.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

11 posted on 02/20/2006 12:32:38 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Old Sarge; Lijahsbubbe; little jeremiah
Her mother, Susan, said she had had the controversial T-shirt printed for her daughter when she was about 15. Susan said her daughter was brave to wear the T-shirt in public and particularly at school. "I'm proud of her," she said. "I love her and I don't care what she is."

This could explain a lot.

12 posted on 02/20/2006 12:34:16 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: goldstategop

Until we have an official 'Gun Owner Appreciation Week', I will not even think about recognizing all this tolerance crap. If my wish is granted, I still won't.


13 posted on 02/20/2006 12:34:33 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: proud_yank

"She does have a right to free speech, and I don't think she should be an exception."

I disagree. Same-sex attraction disorder is a degrading, destructive, self-destructive mental disorder that manifests as a compulsion to engage in loathsome perversions. Statements denying that fall into the same category as yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, and may rightfully and constitutionally be prohibited.


14 posted on 02/20/2006 12:41:24 AM PST by dsc
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To: dsc
I disagree. Same-sex attraction disorder is a degrading, destructive, self-destructive mental disorder that manifests as a compulsion to engage in loathsome perversions. Statements denying that fall into the same category as yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, and may rightfully and constitutionally be prohibited.

I think that sums up liberalism in general quite nicely, and IMO 99.9% of what they preach is analogous to yelling 'fire' in a theater. Yet I still believe that they are granted the right to speak their 'feelings' no matter how much I disagree with what they have to say.
15 posted on 02/20/2006 12:48:12 AM PST by proud_yank (Liberalism - The 'Culture of Ignorance'.)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Yikes--just what any mom/dad would want their daughter to grow to be.


16 posted on 02/20/2006 1:02:32 AM PST by onef
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To: onef; TXBubba

ping


17 posted on 02/20/2006 1:03:04 AM PST by onef
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To: proud_yank

"Yet I still believe that they are granted the right to speak their 'feelings' no matter how much I disagree with what they have to say."

It's not a matter of whether anyone disagrees, or how much, but of the harm done. I do not agree that leftists have any moral right to go around deceiving the naive and the stupid, or that they should have that legal right.


18 posted on 02/20/2006 2:30:30 AM PST by dsc
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To: CrawDaddyCA

"That's a man, baby!"


19 posted on 02/20/2006 2:35:01 AM PST by AK2KX
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To: CrawDaddyCA

"Nobody knows I'm a lesbian"

Then you're not doing it right.


20 posted on 02/20/2006 4:36:01 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: CrawDaddyCA

"Her mother, Susan, said she had had the controversial T-shirt printed for her daughter when she was about 15."

Candidate for mother of the year. These pro gay militants just can't keep their perversions to themselves.


21 posted on 02/20/2006 4:36:50 AM PST by BadAndy (The DemocRATs are the enemy's most effective weapon.)
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To: CrawDaddyCA


That's a guy, not a gay.
22 posted on 02/20/2006 4:44:18 AM PST by usmcobra (I'm a Marine on currently on inactive status awaiting an eternal change of duty station)
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To: usmcobra
"Tina, Sherry, Anette and Ted pose for a casual photo..."
23 posted on 02/20/2006 4:53:53 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Manboobs!


24 posted on 02/20/2006 4:56:29 AM PST by usmcobra (I'm a Marine on currently on inactive status awaiting an eternal change of duty station)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Her mother, Susan, said she had had the controversial T-shirt printed for her daughter when she was about 15.

Where was this girl's father? That could explain a lot.?

25 posted on 02/20/2006 5:06:06 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: proud_yank; dsc
All schools must restrict free speech, free press, free expression of religion, and free assembly, if they didn't chaos would reign.

This is perfectly OK if this were a private school because all the students would be there because of their choice or that of their parents. They would be voluntarily agreeing to suppress these rights.

The problem with compulsory government schools is that many children are not there by choice. Government has set of a system of price-fixed monopoly schools and then when private schools are scarce, they threaten the parents with police action if the child doesn't show up. This isn't "choice".

So...here we have a student with the lesbian tee-shirt. If the government school respects her rights, the school is simultaneously undermining the moral, ethical, and values ( that means religion) of all the other students who must see it.

The government is in an impossible situation because it can not respect the rights of all the students in the school. It can NOT respect the girl's free speech rights and at the same time respect the rights of the another student's right not to be proselytized in a belief system that would destroy their religion.

The student is in an impossible situation because private schools are scarce due to the price-fixed government schools, and homeschooling is impossible due to the taxes the parents must pay to support the lesbian affirming government school.

Government schools are unconstitutional on both the state and federal levels.


http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter9.htm


Solution: Complete separation of SCHOOL and state.
26 posted on 02/20/2006 5:19:32 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: dsc
I agree.

She needs to wash her hair, take a bath, use some makeup, burn those clothes, and lose about 40 pounds. Then she'll discover her self-esteem and won't have to resort to these tactics to draw attention to herself.

A 15-year-old doesn't have a clue whether she's a lesbian or not.

27 posted on 02/20/2006 5:37:29 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: Jeff Chandler

Her mother is as nuts as she is. Her father is hiding under a table somewhere and those girls with her dont seem too bright either. If this is the group in the future of America I change my mind and support abortion.


28 posted on 02/20/2006 5:39:36 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Hmmmm. I wonder. Is Strathmore an all-girl school?


29 posted on 02/20/2006 5:41:10 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Now if that shirt had said something about mohammed....


30 posted on 02/20/2006 5:42:26 AM PST by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: Pusterfuss
Now if that shirt had said something about mohammed....

LOL. That's an idea:

"Nobody knows I draw cartoons of Mohammed."

31 posted on 02/20/2006 5:46:16 AM PST by far sider
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To: CrawDaddyCA

They all look like lesbians to me.


32 posted on 02/20/2006 5:49:43 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I wonder what they would have said if a boy had worn that shirt to school?
LOL I might get one as a joke for a friend of mine. He will get a big kick out of it!


33 posted on 02/20/2006 5:56:32 AM PST by SSR1
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To: CrawDaddyCA

"Looking at this pic, it's obvious which one is the lesbian."


From the looks of her, what choice does she have?


34 posted on 02/20/2006 6:02:57 AM PST by BadAndy (The DemocRATs are the enemy's most effective weapon.)
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To: sgtbono2002
Her mother is as nuts as she is.

Yes, she is a new-age "parent." Rather than helping to reinforce school rules and order (do schools even have rules anymore?), she openly and flagrantly allows her daughter to be a disruption by endorsing her behavior.

35 posted on 02/20/2006 6:07:34 AM PST by Lou L
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To: Lou L

Take a peek at the child. Does she really look like her mother has taken any time with her ?Paid her any attention at all? Her only way of attracting any attention is to wear a sign saying she is queer. The other kids hanging around her appear to be a little on the strange side too.


36 posted on 02/20/2006 6:11:06 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: CrawDaddyCA

Thats a face only a bull-dyke could love....I hope she at least trims her toe-nails.


37 posted on 02/20/2006 6:11:31 AM PST by King Moonracer (All your exploding-head-deities belong to us!)
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To: All

It should say 'everybody knows i am ugly and stupid'.


38 posted on 02/20/2006 6:20:25 AM PST by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither-)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

She's either a lesbian, or a male linux expert.


39 posted on 02/20/2006 6:24:51 AM PST by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: krb

"She's either a lesbian, or a male linux expert."

There's a difference? [grin]


40 posted on 02/20/2006 7:09:31 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: sgtbono2002
If this is the group in the future of America I change my mind and support abortion.

Luckily, they appear to be the future of Australia.

41 posted on 02/20/2006 7:21:29 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: wintertime

"suppress these rights."

One attains the rights of citizenship at the age of majority. Until that time, the only "rights" these pathetic losers have are the right to shut up and the right to do as they're told.

They *definitely* have no right to go around proselytizing for perverted sexual behavior.


42 posted on 02/20/2006 7:57:28 AM PST by dsc
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To: robertpaulsen

"A 15-year-old doesn't have a clue whether she's a lesbian or not."

The first thing they should have done was find out who'd been molesting this girl that she even knew about such things as rug munching.


43 posted on 02/20/2006 7:59:31 AM PST by dsc
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To: Thinkin' Gal

I wonder "what" her mother is. Is there a father in the home, I wonder.


44 posted on 02/20/2006 8:10:25 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: proud_yank
Until we have an official 'Gun Owner Appreciation Week', I will not even think about recognizing all this tolerance crap. If my wish is granted, I still won't.

I'm just contemplating the school's reaction if a boy walked in wearing "Nobody knows how many guns I own".

45 posted on 04/22/2006 5:49:41 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Excellent point. 'Disruptive behavior' such as that CERTAINLY should not be tolerated in a public school.

I imagine that even wearing a t-shirt with Remington or Winchester on it would be enough to get you expelled today.

Imagine the reaction to 'Everyone knows I'm a Christian'???


46 posted on 04/26/2006 3:48:54 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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