In Brief...World News Review: New York City Establishes Gay High School

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New York City Establishes Gay High School

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Controversy exploded in the United States when New York City public education officials announced the opening of a new high school for “gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered youth,” which they designate by the acronym GLBT.

Named Harvey Milk High School, after an openly gay San Francisco city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978, the school actually began in 1984. Now, however, officials, using taxpayer dollars, are renovating a building for the exclusive use of the GLBT school, which will open with 100 students this fall.

The school’s first official principal, William Salzman, says, “The school will be a model for the country and possibly for the world.”

The city’s rationale for creating the school is that children with these sexual orientations are not safe in regular public schools, where they suffer violent harassment from other students. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Associated Press, “I think everybody feels that it’s a good idea because some of the kids who are gay and lesbian have been constantly harassed and beaten in other schools.”

However, not “everybody” feels it’s a good idea.

Joseph Farah comments: “I don’t believe this would be happening now without the U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the anti-sodomy law in Texas. Now the homosexual activists are working at a fever pitch to transform Western civilization. Indoctrinating the next generation is an important step in that process…

“Do you see where our culture is headed? Do you now understand what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was warning about in his dissent in the Texas sodomy case?”

—Sources: Mark Goebel, “New York Expands GLBT Public School,” July 28, 2003, PlanetOut Corporation; Joseph Farah, “The 1st Homosexual School,” July 29, 2003,

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