Texas Principal Cancels Cosmetology Class To Keep Male Student Out

  • The principal of a school district in Texas briefly cancelled an adult education cosmetology course after a male student, whom the principal perceived to be gay, signed up for the class. The teacher of the class says that really sucks for everyone else, because oftentimes the students who take her cosmetology class are single mothers trying to learn a valuable and flexible skill. The school district then rescheduled the class after the bad press drew attention to it.  Oh, Texas.   [Queerty]
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  • A Christian college in Georgia has finally approved an LGBT awareness group on campus after nine years of students trying to start one. Good for them! [Think Progress]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg on the problem with Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl. Uh oh, Alyssa. Amelia is going to come after you. [Think Progress]
  • Sister Mary Rose McGeady, a nun who worked on Covenant House, a network of shelters for homeless kids, died last week at age 84. [New York Times]
  • Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent a large chunk of her life under house arrest, is traveling to the United States to receive the Congressional Gold Medal from President Obama. [BBC]
  • Hong Kong’s first openly gay lawmaker is seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage. [Raw Story]
  • Eva Figes, a novelist and feminist writer who penned the treatise “Patriarchal Attitudes,” died last month at age 80. [New York Times]
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