Tag: David Kilmnick
Approximately 100 students staged a walkout at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on March 1 in protest of its decision to introduce multi-colored, gender-neutral graduation gowns at its upcoming commencement ceremony this June. Traditionally, girls wear gold gowns and boys don green. The school’s new graduation gowns are universally green, with the high school’s emblem emblazoned on a gold stole.
Transgender advocates bristled at the suggestion that protection for trans youth fall under education policy instead of more broad federal anti-discrimination laws.
The Power List is an opportunity to shine a well-deserved spotlight on the lives and efforts of some whom would otherwise go unrecognized, unheralded, unknown, and bring much-needed attention and awareness to their causes. It likewise intensifies the spotlight on the efforts and actions of those already in the limelight.
"To have the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirm that marriage equality is a constitutional right, you can’t get any bigger than this.”
“It’s not going to deter me or us from doing what we need to do."
This would be the first such facility in the tri-state area and only the fifth in the entire country.
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