WHITEHORSE, Yukon — More than half of the graduating students at a Catholic school in Canada wore rainbow socks at their graduation ceremony over the weekend to support their school’s newly formed gay-straight alliance.
The CBC reported that the senior class at Vanier Catholic Secondary School was subjected to months of controversy over a church diocese policy that described homosexuality as “intrinsically disordered” and homosexual acts as a “grave depravity.”The Yukon Department of Education told the school it needed to adopt a policy offering students the same rights as other publicly funded schools and conform to statutes, including human rights legislation.
The school eventually adopted a policy that enabled students to start the Vanier Gay-Straight Alliance. It has about 30 members.
About 45 of the 81 students wore the rainbow socks.
GLAAD released this video below in honor of this year’s Spirit Day, a day when millions of people around the world wear purple to stand up for LGBT youth that are bullied everyday. Harold Moss, Creative Director of FlickerLab, created the short animated film which stresses how big of an impact your harmful words can have. Here’s [...]