Students Wear "Gay Is Not OK" T-Shirts On Pro-Gay Day
An Oregon City High School celebrated the Day of Silence, an "LGBTI Day of Awareness," last week, but not all students were willing to step out of ignorance and become aware. In protest, "three or four" seniors wore t-shirts emblazoned with "Gay Is Not Ok" on the one day of the school year meant to honor their LGBT peers.
School administrators asked the students to remove the shirts or wear them inside out—a scolding that didn't soften the seniors' resolve. "I'm not comfortable with you guys making a whole day about what you believe," one of the students, seemingly unaware that every day of high school is straight awareness and pride day, told the local news. "So if you're going to make a whole day out of it and not talk and a have a 'moment of silence,' then I can wear my t-shirt."
Other seniors wanted to make it clear that out of 2,000 students at the Portland-area school, only a couple chose to don the offensive apparel.