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25 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm
George Takei rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate moutain range  
With thanks to filkertom for the link.

As you may know, my current state of residence is plagued with a General Assembly member by the name of Stacey Campfield, whose current inanity is the "Don't Say Gay" bill. This would prevent teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade from even mentioning that homosexuality exists.

George Takei, who rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate mountain range, has tweeted to offer a solution to teachers:

TN bill will prevent teachers from using the word "gay" in class. In response, I'm lending them my name: "It's okay to be Takei."


I am almost inclined to get a Twitter account for the sole purpose of retweeting this.
 
 
Gretchenwren08 on April 26th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
I love that man!

Alternitively, the TV show Firefly used the term "sly"- nobody could have possibly mistaken the meaning in context and it worked quite well.

The specific word does not matter. And if we as teachers and parents do not inform our children, they will never hear about it, right? Because there's no such thing as books, tv, movies, the internet or the child's greatest and most reliable resource- each other.