Update from Flour Bluff High
I wanted to share some good news. Nikki Peet, the student who has been trying to start a GSA at Flour Bluff high school and has faced the denial and threats from her principal and superintendent, called last night after an emergency school board meeting. The school board decided to reinstate all extracurricular clubs, and to allow the GSA to form! This comes after the ACLU sent the school district a demand letter giving them until today to reverse their decision to ban the club or face legal action. Last week, over 150 people joined a rally outside Flour Bluff High School ISD in support of Nikki and her GSA. Thousands upon thousands signed an online petition, and sent letters to the school district.
Thanks to all of you who reached out to lend your support for a safe space in Flour Bluff High School. Nikki is graduating this year, and will be able to get her club up and running before she leaves!
Andi Gentile served as co-director of Soulforce’s young adult programming from 2009 – 2010 and as co-director for the 2010 Equality Ride.