Owing up to the kiss

June 28, 2007

From Planet Out News…

The Newark, N.J., city schools superintendent apologized to a gay student Tuesday for having staffers black out a picture of the student kissing his boyfriend from the high school yearbook, calling the incident “a homophobic moment.”

Superintendent Marion A. Bolden said she spoke with senior Andre Jackson, 18, a day after she issued him a written apology that said she regretted the decision to censor his personal page in the East Side High School yearbook.

Wow.  If only I had a boyfriend in high school, much less a picture of us kissing in the yearbook!  Times are a’ changin’! 

Full story here.

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