Celini is an 18-year-old senior at Martin Luther High School in Queens, N.Y. Earlier this week, she was informed that she would not be able to bring her boyfriend, Nathan Baez, to her school’s prom, despite the fact that Baez graduated from the same school last year. But Baez happens to be transgender.
According to Celini, the school claimed that Baez’s transition was “unconventional” and “not beneficial.” Celini claims the decision is based on the school’s ban on same-sex couples, which is how the school apparently views the couple, in spite of Baez’s transgender history.
Baez, 19, expressed frustration over the decision, “It’s hard because I really wanted her to be able to go to prom with her friends, and me as well, because it is one of the stepping stones of high school.”
“I don’t plan on asking them again,” Celini said. “I’m not going to fight them, that wasn’t the point. It’s a big night for everybody, and I don’t want to cause a scene.”
I was just going thru my files this morning, ya know, the kind of morning just slowly waking up, having coffee and not too worried about anything in particular. However, I did run across these, and the question is, funny or something to get fired up about?
Andrew Sullivan, founder and editor of The Dish, made an appearance on Comedy Central and did an interview with Stephen Colbert. While I have a lot of respect for Andrew Sullivan and all that he’s accomplished as an out gay man I think he’s got it wrong about the resignation of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla.
I found this really great post about Ryan Gosling on BuzzFeed today. The article is written by Matt Stopera and is titled 45 Things You Never Knew About Ryan Gosling. Did you know that Ryan Gosling was cast in the Notebook because the director that he was ugly and uninteresting? True story!
While I attended the University, I was familiar with the GSA and attended some of their meetings, which I found for the most part to be quite useful, unlike high school where there was a lot of gossip and one would feel like they were in a safe room (sadly many bullied students needed that) rather than getting an education on how to deal with homophobia and homophobic situations.