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Transgender student skips graduation (NM Catholic school forbids girl to wear robes as a male)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Elaine D. Briseņo

Posted on 05/23/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by CedarDave

Wednesday’s St. Pius X graduation ceremony was at least one student short.

Transgender student Damian Garcia elected to stay home after the school told him he had to wear a white robe, for girls, instead of the black worn by male students. Garcia was born a girl named Brandi until he legally changed his name last year.

He said the school and archdiocese told him they would refer to the gender on his birth certificate, which is female, and require him to wear the white robe.

The archdiocese did not return a phone call seeking comment Wednesday. Although Garcia has received a lot of support from the community, ... in letters to the Journal and on the Journal’s Facebook page, people have praised the school for not giving in to the request.

The University of New Mexico’s LGBTQ Resource Center will host a graduation ceremony for Garcia from 5 to 7 p.m. May 30 in a courtyard next to Scholes Hall on main campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; newmexico; transgender
Interesting to hear all the local media portraying "him" (or "her" or whatever) as a victim of discrimination and by doing so exerting pressure on the Catholic school to give in to their demands. Very refreshing to see them stand strong for traditional moral values and not bowing to the will of the "politically correct" choir.
1 posted on 05/23/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 05/23/2013 10:02:25 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
Garcia was born a girl named Brandi until he legally changed his name last year.

Garcia is STILL a girl. "Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg" - Abraham Lincoln

3 posted on 05/23/2013 10:03:24 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: CedarDave

Man up!...Get a grip!...never mind!


4 posted on 05/23/2013 10:04:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CedarDave

And the problem is...what?


5 posted on 05/23/2013 10:06:58 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: CedarDave

Good riddance.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: CedarDave

A mentally ill person is a mentally ill person. You’ve got to play the hand that you’re dealt, and this person’s parents failed big time.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 10:10:33 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: CedarDave
The University of New Mexico’s LGBTQ Resource Center will host a graduation ceremony

I'm an Appalachian Hillbilly, near-sighted, and my arms don't fully extend.

Where are the state-funded resource centers and inclusion programs and awards programs and scholarship programs for these three categories of human identity?

On the other hand, any school program, office, or staff position named "green" or "LGBTQ" or "diversity" or "multiculture" or "inclusion" or "environmental" or "awareness" are easy targets for budget and org chart elimination. Just do a word search of the budget and org chart and org phone book.

8 posted on 05/23/2013 10:10:35 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: CedarDave

Freakazoids must satisfy their self-loathing by entering environments where their fetish is expressly prohibited, then playing the martyr.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 10:12:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: mbarker12474
On the other hand, any school program, office, or staff position named "green" or "LGBTQ" or "diversity" or "multiculture" or "inclusion" or "environmental" or "awareness" are easy targets for budget and org chart elimination. Just do a word search of the budget and org chart and org phone book.

Hardly ever in today's environment - they go to the lamestream media and the press to press their "right" to push their deviant lifestyle on the rest of us.

(BTW, I had to go to the Urban Dictionary to find out what the Q in "LGBTQ" means - thought it meant "queer" but it's "questioning.")

10 posted on 05/23/2013 10:18:43 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

She changed her name to Damian? Fitting.

Sorry, Brandi, you’re a girl. Unless you’ve figured out a way to change an X chromosome to a Y after the fact.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 10:19:03 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
She changed her name to Damian? Fitting.

The Omen

12 posted on 05/23/2013 10:23:59 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: jimt
Garcia is STILL a girl. “Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg” - Abraham Lincoln

Was a Boy Named Sue ever a girl???

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Hence, you can change the wrapper. You can change the name.
But you can never change the nature of the beast.

No matter what they do, they cannot change their DNA.

13 posted on 05/23/2013 10:29:41 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: CedarDave

So what. No one gives a crap about some mentally confused person skipping their graduation because their mother’s egg and father’s sperm screwed up at conception.

Take a number, right behind the people who are dying of terminal cancer, heartbreak or who were left behind to be raped and killed, ignored by their country for eight hours while psycho inbreds, who screw infants, shoot at you in the name of a pedophile.


14 posted on 05/23/2013 10:33:08 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: CedarDave

From the story sounds like “he” hasn’t had the addadictomy yet.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 10:35:43 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Albion Wilde

trannies are freaks who need to shut up and leave the normal people in peace


16 posted on 05/23/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: jimt

Honestly, they used to actually get the surgery before referring to themselves as a different sex. Now, all they have to do is change their name and then demand everyone refer to them as a different sex? This is nuts. Glad this one school decided not to go along with this individual’s insanity.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: CedarDave

That’s what I was thinking...


18 posted on 05/23/2013 11:01:20 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: LibertarianLiz
I suspect a public school would have given in to "her" demand to wear male robes. I'd also bet as a self-identified "he," he would have been bullied/beaten at a public high school given the predominance of gangs in the ABQ public schools. The Catholic school gave "him" shelter (a student there since a freshman) and his "condition" was well known to staff and other students, according to the ABQ Journal article.

(Very difficult to know which personal pronoun to use to identify this person in a discussion such as this.)

19 posted on 05/23/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

“OK, ‘Brandi’, we’re all watching now....go ahead and do your little thing.”


20 posted on 05/23/2013 11:40:46 AM PDT by wbill
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To: CedarDave
Garcia was born a girl named Brandi until he legally changed his name last year.

I'm surprised she wasn't expelled then.

21 posted on 05/23/2013 11:58:15 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: CedarDave

I’m curious as to whether she was in the girls’ gym class or the boys’


22 posted on 05/23/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: CedarDave

The thing that I don’t “get” aside from the whole transgendered thing itself.... is....
what’s the big deal ?? This graduate has chosen an alternate lifestyle.... knowing that it would be difficult and he wouldn’t be accepted by all and that there would be things he would be left out of.
He should have known and when they told him to wear the white robe..... either done it and graduated with his class....
or not done it and just accepted his diploma and moved on.
To do anything else is a “GET ATTENTION / LOOK AT ME” thing.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 12:28:15 PM PDT by NC Belle
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To: NC Belle

The medium is the message.

Deviancy is normal.

taboo is hate spreech.

It makes government the decider of normal and not normal.

This is a mentally ill person. They should not be rewarded for their sexual fetish deviancy.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CedarDave
(BTW, I had to go to the Urban Dictionary to find out what the Q in "LGBTQ" means - thought it meant "queer" but it's "questioning.")

Wrong. It does mean "queer." If you add another Q, that Q stands for "questioning."

There is also an A for "assexual" but I believe this might also be taken for "affirming." Another A for "allies," and an I for "intersexual."

I have a child at Virginia Commonwealth University, which keeps me informed of this sorta thing from their public affairs news office.

Note this announcement of VCU's Lavender Graduation ceremony, for "GLBTQIAA" students, sponsored by the state school's Department of Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Office of Diversity and Equity, the VCU and MCV Alumni Associations, Equality VCU, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and VCU ASPiRE.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

P.S. I note that VCU left out one of the Q's.

25 posted on 05/23/2013 1:00:13 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474

Wonder what letters “UNBELIEVABLE” would mean??


26 posted on 05/23/2013 1:05:49 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

They have so far left out:

P pederast
P pedophile
A any age
Z zoophile
B beastophile
G goat friendly
C adult child with parent


27 posted on 05/23/2013 1:09:32 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474

So if I change my name to Ladder 3 does that mean I can demand to be treated as a Fire Engine.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Maybe if her parents had given her a real name, instead of “Brandi,” she’d have turned out normal.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 4:28:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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