Photo Credit: The College Fix
LANSDOWNE, Pa. — Unbeknownst to local residents, a “Gay-Straight Alliance” at a high school in Pennsylvania presented a drag show on Wednesday during school hours as part of a day-long event entitled “Coming Home: A Place for Everyone to Feel Safe.”
An anonymous tipster alerted The College Fix about the event at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, and provided photographs of a promotional flyer posted in various locations at the taxpayer-funded educational institution.
Morning sessions held at the school library centered on “Being an Ally,” “Navigating the World: College and Beyond” and “LGBTQ+ Health Issues.” In the afternoon, students could attend “singing and runway performances” in the auditorium, as well as a video on the Stonewall Riots and a presentation on “the history of drag.”
Students reportedly could choose to go to class or attend one or more of the events.
The advisor for the Alliance is school nurse Tracy Boyle, “a 13 year year certified school nurse and educational specialist,” according to information on the school’s website.
“In addition to support, some GSAs work on educating themselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues,” an overview from the headquarters of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network also states. “They may bring in outside speakers to cover a particular topic such as LGBTQ history. They may organize a ‘Pride Week’ or ‘LGBTQ Awareness Events’ and offer a series of educational workshops, panels, and pride celebrations.”
“There are many religious
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