Gay students not invited to their own “Prom”

“They are wrong and should choose the path to God.”

Gay students not invited to their own “Prom”Sullivan High School. SanDiegoRed Services
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A group of parents, students and even school teachers at Sullivan High School in Indiana are looking to have a "traditional Prom”, which students who are open about their sexual preferences are not invited.

The teacher that is in support of this special group of students is Diana Medley, a special education teacher, who in a quick interview with NBC, Medley told the news channel:

"Gay students come to me with their problems and honestly I do not agree with them, but I care."

She then continued saying that they have a purpose in life, and that they should realize that they are wrong and should choose the path to God.

On February 10, 2013, there was a meeting at the high school where a group of people demanded for the gay students to not attend the dance, and expressed their feeling by saying “we want the public to see that we love homosexuals, but we do not think homosexuality is good or must be accepted.”

"Support the Sullivan High School Prom for All Students” is a Facebook page that has now been created to support the cause of this group, and currently has more than 1,000 “likes”.

Aside from this Facebook page, other support groups and activists have come forward in defense of these young people, which unfortunately this is not the first time that this type of issue comes up. In 2010 a young lesbian student from Mississippi won a lawsuit for $35,000 after her school preferred to cancel the dance, rather than allowing her to attend with her partner.

The number of gay students at Sullivan High School is not known, but what the support groups know is that this situation is unfair, even if it only affects one student.

Joy.Ruvalcaba@sandiegored.com

Omar.Martinez@sandiegored.com

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