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Would you let your kid go to a "traditional prom" that excludes gay kids?

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High Schoolers Plan 'Traditional' Prom That Bans Gay Kids

Posted by Jeanne Sager on February 11, 2013 

prom corsageIt's prom time! That time of year when kids get all gussied up and start picking on their gay classmates for daring to be a little different. Yes, it's happening again. In one Indiana high school this year, there's even a call for a traditional prom that would outright ban gay kids.

Outraged yet? Let me throw this log onto the fire: the kids who are trying to organize this so-called "traditional" dance at Sullivan High School are being backed by their parents.

Way to prep your kids for the real world, folks!

This particular prom protest has gone viral because of the blatant homophobia, but the problem isn't just parents in Indiana letting their kids bully their gay peers. It's parents everywhere fighting the fight to homogenize high schools so their little snowflakes never have to feel uncomfortable with, gasp, diversity!

It makes high school hell for the kids who are different, who are caught up in the delusional "perfect" worlds these parents are trying to build for their kids.

But the real trouble begins when the little darlings graduate from high school and enter a world where Mommy and Daddy can't make the scary differences go away. This is why bullying doesn't stop after graduation. This is why there are hate crimes in America!

Because out here, there are gay people and black people and people with speech impediments and wheelchairs and every difference under the sun. And we aren't just going to hide away while some narrow-minded prat throws a dance.

Would you let your kid go to a "traditional prom" that excludes gay kids?

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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by Thatwoman on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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My kids wouldn't go, because they object to moronic rules.

by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I would let my child make his/her own decision on that. It's not up to me to deny them their prom if they wanted to attend. 

by HRH of MJ on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I'm proud to say that my teen and his friends would have no interest in such a prom. In fact I'd bet they'd be protesting and organizing the dance for ALL students.


Thank's Friday!!!

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I would let her make up her own mind!

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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I'd let my kid decide for herself. By that age she'll be old enough to realize what's right and wrong, and considering that I'm not the kind of person who would support banning gays from a school dance I'm sure she'll realize how wrong that is. If she still wanted to go I wouldn't stop her, it would be her prom after all and I'm not going to punish her by saying she can't go just because some other a-holes are making bigoted decisions. If she decided she didn't want to go then I think I'd try to find something else that was special that she could do instead on that night with any other friends who also decided against it. We have about 10 years before she gets to high school though, and 12 until we have to worry about proms, so hopefully by then homosexuality won't be as big of an issue.

by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Quoting canadianmom1974:

If I've done my job, they wouldn't want to go and would be organizing a counter protest.

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by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I would hope that my daughter at that age would have enough sense to not discriminate against anyone for any reason but banning it might cause her to want to go just because I said no.  Thank goodness my daughter is 2 and I live in the 5th largest city in the country where it would be very hard for any high school to create those types of stipulations.  It is sad that people feel the way that they do but their hatred for gays will probably stay with them whether they have their dance or not.  You can't make people accept one another.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Not a chance.

by Whoopie on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

My kids are beyond that age- and the exclusion never would have been tolerated in either of their schools-

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I would allow my children to make their own decision.
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