Maine School Raises Pride Flag Friday, Taken Down After Request From Student.
Hoping to continue the message of equality, Kennebunk High School became Maine’s first school to raise the gay pride flag last Friday.
As political turmoil continues to make many people feel uneasy, one Maine school decided to take a stand and send a message of their own. Kennebunk High School had a small ceremony last Friday, where it became the first school in Maine to raise the gay pride flag on school grounds.
The video, shared on Twitter courtesy of Feminist Club KHS, shows an enthusiastic crowd raising the gay pride flag next to several other flags on school property.
So the question now becomes, will the message of equality translate to other schools? - wcyy.com
What a great moment for Maine and students of Kennebunk last Friday. As you can see, there are other flags representing more nations than the US. This may have helped the process of getting the Pride flag approved for hoisting.
But if you go to Kennebunk High School today, the Pride flag has been removed from the post outside and has now been placed inside.
The gay pride flag at Kennebunk High School has been removed after a transgender student said they did not want to attract media attention. The flag was initially placed by the school's GSTA Club.
Principal Susan Cressey said the school will continue to support all students internally. Cressey said the flag was not meant to be a political statement and was initially raised as part of the school's diversity week.
District superintendent Katie Hawes said the flag was moved indoors. - wmtw.com
We'd like to say bravo to Kennebunk for hoisting the flag to begin with.
But now, because of the Pride flag removal, more media attention has been given to th situation, just the opposite of what the transgender student desired.
Do you think the Pride flag should have been taken down at the request of a single student? (if this claim is true)
Do you think the flag should have remained to show the support of those that have not found their voice yet?
What about the LGBT teachers. It's not always about the students.