Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Newark superintendent finally applies the Golden Rule to gay teen

By Diane Silver

I'm pleased to see that the head of the Newark School District met today with a high school student and apologized in person for ordering the teen's photo blacked out from his yearbook.

The photo showed Andre Jackson and his boyfriend kissing. It was contained in a yearbook that included many shots of heterosexual students kissing.

After first apologizing only via a news release, the superintendent spoke to student Andre Jackson and his graduating class at East Side High School in New Jersey, AP reports.

The personal attention shows class and commitment to treating all people decently. It's about time someone remembered the importance of the Golden Rule.

Being treated fairly and decently, just as anyone else wants, is all LGBT people want. Nothing more and absolutely nothing less.

More details on what happened is in this previous post.

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