Sunday, October 30, 2011
The rainbow was adopted years ago by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning) community as a sign of diversity and inclusiveness.
Founders of the new PRISM group — named as a nod to that symbol — at Fulton High School are hoping to accomplish much the same.
“Our goals are to provide a safe, supportive space for marginalized students, raise awareness of anti-LGBT harassment in school and in society, educate students and staff on topics that affect those who identify as LGBTQ, and create a more open-minded, tolerant and accepting school environment,” PRISM sponsors Megan Youse and Jennifer Lee wrote in an e-mail response to a series of questions about the new club.
Youse, a P.E. and health teacher at the middle school and varsity volleyball coach at the high school, and Lee — a foreign language teacher at the high school — said the decision to form PRISM was prompted by students expressing a desire for some sort of support organization.
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