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Old September 8th, 2012 (11:07 AM).
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Maybe that's a good reason to start a GSA?

To me, it seems there are probably three different things that could come out of starting one. 1) People become more hostile now that they have "targets" for their slurs and hatred (not likely at all, I don't think) or 2) people's attitudes aren't changed, but at least you and other students have a safe space to talk (fairly common from what I understand) or 3) you increase awareness and understanding among some of the students (good chance it'll do something like this at some level).

So... don't give up hope yet.
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Old September 8th, 2012 (11:30 AM).
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    Well, I live in Idaho. The principal would not let me start one. He is an old man.
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    Old September 8th, 2012 (11:57 AM).
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    Maybe he'll die retire soon?

    I can't say I know the laws about these things, but I have to wonder if a principal can stop you from having one. Is there anyone who works at the school (teacher, counselor, staff person) who you think would be able to help you? They'd know if there were a student handbook or something that showed what rules you'd have to follow would be so that you could say you're following all the rules and they couldn't stop you for something technical like that. And they could be a voice of reason in those meetings and discussions that don't involve students.

    Dunno what your situation is, but it's something to think about it.
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    Old September 9th, 2012 (9:06 AM). Edited September 10th, 2012 by Mr Cat Dog.
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      Nah, he is only 50. Anyway I think I am the only out gay kid in the school.

      I emailed my principal...I will still try.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (10:19 AM).
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      That's a good start! Even if he still says no at least you tried. And maybe other people have asked about it separately, too. Sometimes a lot of little efforts together can pay off in a big way.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (10:33 AM).
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      Maaan, good luck, Altix! I bet if you start that club you won't be the only out LGBT student. That club could really benefit the school - more schools need GSAs, honestly. -w-
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (11:48 AM).
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      You're in middle school, so there are inevitably going to be far more gay slurs there than anywhere else in the world, even if you don't live in a homophobic place. That's just how it is. lol

      Good luck though. Hope you succeed.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (2:31 PM).
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        How did your collage outing go QuilavaKing? any news?
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        Old September 10th, 2012 (7:24 AM).
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        You know Altix, your principal may surprise you! Just because he's old and from Idaho (is Idaho not gay friendly? I know the high school doesn't seem to be but high schools everywhere are notorious for being anti-gay), doesn't mean he'll necessarily be as small-minded as your classmates.

        Sometimes people are better than we give them credit for :D
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        Old September 10th, 2012 (3:14 PM).
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          I got a reply!
          "Hi …it’s great to hear from you. Just visit with me and we’ll sit down and talk about what you’re are thinking about. I appreciate you taking the initiative to get something going.
          Mr. Hammons"
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          Old September 11th, 2012 (9:24 AM).
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          I got a reply!
          "Hi …it’s great to hear from you. Just visit with me and we’ll sit down and talk about what you’re are thinking about. I appreciate you taking the initiative to get something going.
          Mr. Hammons"
          Hey, that's great. Now you have a chance to make your case face-to-face. It would be great if you could get someone else like a friend or teacher to come with you, too.
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          Old September 11th, 2012 (5:23 PM).
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            I have nofriends. I am new to the school. He doesnt know I want to make a gsa yet.
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            Old September 11th, 2012 (5:30 PM).
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            Aw, nobody's befriended you yet? Oh well, it's only very early days, I'm sure you'll find some people soon :D. Maybe you'll even meet some through the GSA if you're allowed to start it!
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            Old September 11th, 2012 (6:07 PM).
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              kinda what I was hoping. Maybe subconsciously making a gsa is my evil plan to make friends? XD
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              Old September 15th, 2012 (5:53 AM).
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                Good luck with that Altix

                Y'know I feel that this thread deserves some more love
                *hugs thread*

                I other news regarding myself, I recently began going to a High School which is incredibly friendly with everyone... So friendly that its scary... Well, at least it's not filled with a lot of homophobes...
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                Old September 15th, 2012 (6:06 AM).
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                What do you mean by so friendly that it's scary? Friendly how? XD
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                Old September 15th, 2012 (6:11 AM).
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                  As in, tough/scray looking guys saying -Hello there, stranger!!!!!111!!!one, How are ya?!- and girls that suddenly are your best friends, even when you have never talked to them...

                  That kind of 'friendly'.

                  Not that I complain, it's easier to make friends that way
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                  Old September 16th, 2012 (7:54 PM). Edited September 17th, 2012 by Altix.
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                    Been a week....Finally replied to his e-mail XD

                    Me: Sorry for taking so long to reply. I was going to inquire about contacting you at the school. At my last school you had to have a office pass to visit the Principal, or Vice Principal. What is the policy at Notmyrealschool? I am also going to tell you the group I want to create is a Gay-Straight Alliance.
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                    Old September 16th, 2012 (8:31 PM).
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                    Just checking in! I'm still roommateless and I don't think I'll get one again, yay!

                    And one of the Pride groups that I'm apart of on campus is named The Rainbow Connection. I thought that was pretty cool.
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                    Old September 17th, 2012 (4:25 AM).
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                    :O Is it really? That's amazing! Scarf came up with The Rainbow Connection here - Scarf, did you know about this?!

                    That's also good about the roommate thing, house to yourself! So long as it doesn't increase your rent D:

                    And Altix that's great! Let us know what he responds with! You might want to edit out the name of your school, though. You never know where creepers could be on the internet
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                    Old September 17th, 2012 (6:20 AM).
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                      Thats nice retro bug. Have fun being lonely, and deppressed all by yourself MWAHAHA...lol jk

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                      Old September 17th, 2012 (8:17 AM).
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                      :O Is it really? That's amazing! Scarf came up with The Rainbow Connection here - Scarf, did you know about this?!
                      No, but it's a famous song title so I'm not surprised. There are probably lots of Rainbow Connections around the world. Sorry if that makes us sound unspecial, SR.

                      And Altix, you have to let us know how your meeting goes when you have it.
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                      Old September 17th, 2012 (8:47 AM).
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                      Old September 17th, 2012 (8:55 AM).
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                        GAH I FEEL SO NAKED IN THIS ACCOUNT.

                        Anyways, this all reminds me of something my town's middle school did after I left. Apparently, a GSA did kind of get formed there when I was a sophomore. Except, they couldn't call it "Gay Straight Alliance" because it had the word "gay" in it. Because in eigth grade, calling someone "gay" is srs bns.

                        So they had to call it "Labels are for Cans," and it was run by the lovely art teacher there whom everyone liked but I can't help but think disliked me for some reason but whatever. In my junior year, we actually had an influx of freshmen joining the GSA in our high school from that club. But, they originally had a lot less people in their club to start, because no one really knew what it was from the name.

                        So it was partially successful, but then again, I live in a generally accepting area where the GSA is actually the biggest club in the school. So I'm probably one of those bastards skewing up the statistics. Look at me and my fancy statistics class talk.
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                        Old September 18th, 2012 (8:37 AM).
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                        GAH I FEEL SO NAKED IN THIS ACCOUNT.

                        Anyways, this all reminds me of something my town's middle school did after I left. Apparently, a GSA did kind of get formed there when I was a sophomore. Except, they couldn't call it "Gay Straight Alliance" because it had the word "gay" in it. Because in eigth grade, calling someone "gay" is srs bns.

                        So they had to call it "Labels are for Cans," and it was run by the lovely art teacher there whom everyone liked but I can't help but think disliked me for some reason but whatever. In my junior year, we actually had an influx of freshmen joining the GSA in our high school from that club. But, they originally had a lot less people in their club to start, because no one really knew what it was from the name.

                        So it was partially successful, but then again, I live in a generally accepting area where the GSA is actually the biggest club in the school. So I'm probably one of those bastards skewing up the statistics. Look at me and my fancy statistics class talk.
                        Look, someone's naked!

                        My high school had a GSA (which I helped found, thank you very much), but after an initial influx of students it died down to about 5 girls once all the boys realized they knew everyone who was gay in school and that they weren't going to find anyone to hook up with and as much as we tried to make our club useful there wasn't much we could do except exist and hope that if anyone had problems they would know we were there.
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