Westmont High School Gay Straight Alliance Recognized at City Council Meeting

The LGBT community has representatives from all 50 states at the Democratic National Convention.

Eight members of the Gay Straight Alliance club came to the Campbell City Council meeting last night and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

"The Democratic National Convention has LGBT representatives from all 50 states for the first time," Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski said. "Looks like we are growing up."

Campbell's own Vice Mayor Evan Low is currently in Charlotte, North Carolina at the DNC and the local LGBT community.

The Gay Straight Alliance was formed in 1998 in San Francisco Bay Area schools. According to the Westmont High School website, the club's goals are "To support LGBT students, and to fight against homophobia and transphobia on campus."

When it was first formed, there were 40 schools that had clubs on campus. Today, there are more than 880 nationwide.


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Janine Payton September 05, 2012 at 07:00 PM
My daughter Kate was supposed to be there with them but has caught a bad cold so had to stay home. So proud of all the students.
Mayra Flores de Marcotte September 05, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Sorry to hear, Janine! Hope she feels better soon. It was great to see all the students from both Westmont and Prospect at last night's city council meeting.
KMD September 05, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Gay, straight, liberal, conservative, Christian or non Christian, etc., we all have a right to live our lives as we see fit and no one has a right to impose their choice of lifestyles on us. And because someone has a different set of values or morals than ours it doesn’t make our superior to theirs. We ALL must be respectful and honor other peoples lifestyle choices too. Always remember that our choices are not more justified or right than anyone else and b/c someone doesn't agree with us doesn't mean they hate us, they merely chose differently and have a right to do so as we do. In the end we should not be judged by whether we support the gay community or support the straight community but by the respect we afford one another as free individuals to chose without calling names of those who don't chose the same way as we do.


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