The CFC

23 Mar 2013

projectqueer:

More than 100 private schools in Georgia accept a combined $170 million in state money each year while openly discriminating against LGBT students.

BY MICHELLE GARCIA

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More than 100 private schools in Georgia that bar openly LGBT students are accepting $170 million in state money each year while continuing to discriminate against students. The schools receive a tax credit program that turn state funds into scholarships for religiously based private schools.The 115 schools, however, explicitly enforce policies that condemn homosexuality, often punishing students who come out by expelling them.

Steve Suitts, the vice president of the Southern Education Foundation, wrote a report for his organization, showing that at least one-third of the state’s private schools that honor the scholarship have antigay policies. Furthermore, two of the seven organizations that provide accreditation to private schools also adhere to antigay policies.

For example, the 500-student Augusta Christian School states that:

“each student of the school shall be of the highest moral character and be obedient to all Biblical principles, including, but not limited to, prohibitions against fornication, drug use, alcohol use, pornography and homosexuality.”

The Cumberland Christian Academy stipulates that:

“Students shall not promote or participate in immorality such as pornography, adultery, fornication, pre-marital sex, or homosexuality.”

The Cherokee Christian Schools in Woodstock, Georgia will punish students for even making the statement of being LGBT “or otherwise immoral.” Providence Christian Academy will not only expel gay students, but also students who support or condone gay rights.

“[P]ublic funds should not support schools that exclude, condemn, and demonize students for who they are and who they accept in their lives,” Suitts wrote. “Tax dollars should go to schools that educate all students. That is the promise and virtue of our democracy.”

11 Mar 2013

janetmock:

When I was thrown in the headlines for my Twitter/Tumblr commentary on the saga that is Azealia Banks vs. Perez Hilton, I knew I needed to occupy some space to expand this matter - hence my xoJane piece “How I Landed In the Ring with Azealia & Perez”.
It’s about the weight of our language, about our society’s creation of victims-villains, and about how we must all - media makers, famous folk and pop culture consumers - hold one another accountable for our biases, words and actions, no matter what bodies they come from and the ones they hit.

janetmock:

When I was thrown in the headlines for my Twitter/Tumblr commentary on the saga that is Azealia Banks vs. Perez Hilton, I knew I needed to occupy some space to expand this matter - hence my xoJane piece “How I Landed In the Ring with Azealia & Perez”.

It’s about the weight of our language, about our society’s creation of victims-villains, and about how we must all - media makers, famous folk and pop culture consumers - hold one another accountable for our biases, words and actions, no matter what bodies they come from and the ones they hit.

13 Jan 2013

“If we actually started calling bullying what it is and address it as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fat phobia and classism it would actually give children a better way to deal with the very same power dynamics they will face as adults, while also giving adults more responsibility to challenge the intolerance that is rooted within our society overall.”

- Amanda Levitt at Fat Body Politics (October 5th, 2012)

Hey! That’s me!

(via fatbodypolitics)

28 Nov 2012

grrlyman:

I cried for about 30 minutes today after watching the video of Lil Reese assaulting a woman while a room full of people, excepting one other woman, stood around and did nothing. It took me about 10 minutes to get through the video because it was so hard for me to watch. I, like so many people…

17 Nov 2012

navigatethestream:

TW: anti-LGBT bigotry

Issa Rae basically uses homophobia and transphobia in her show Awkward Black Girl as punch lines

in the first season the T-word was used as an insult levied at one of the characters

also in Jay’s awkward raps she uses the phrase “no lesbo”