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  • NYC Settles Lawsuit By Agreeing to Open "Gay-Only" School to Heterosexuals

    07/05/2006 4:40:45 PM PDT · by dukeman · 32 replies · 1,395+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 7/5/06
    New York City- Liberty Counsel has settled the lawsuit it filed on behalf of State Senator Ruben Diaz and parents of public schools students against the New York City Department of Education (DOE) over a school billed as the first "gay high school" in the nation. Liberty Counsel filed suit soon after the City's July 2003 announcement that Harvey Milk High School would become a publicly-funded school, and would continue to admit only "gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning" youth. The school was originally governed by the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) a private pro-homosexual organization. Liberty Counsel's suit challenged the legality of...
  • A Label that Sticks [Father Paul Scalia on the Gay-Straight Alliance]

    08/04/2005 10:13:38 AM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies · 2,549+ views
    First Things ^ | June/July 2005 | Father Paul Scalia
    When I was in high school, the students fell into many different groups: preps, jocks, cheerleaders, punks, deadheads, druggies, geeks, and all the rest. Just about everyone received an unofficial but virtually unchangeable assignment to a particular group. When I work in high schools today, I discover little difference. The groups still exist (with just a few changes in terminology), and the teachers and administrators still counsel against the labels. As they wisely explain, labels reinforce stereotypes and prejudices; they prevent us from accepting individuals and getting to know the real person. There is one difference, however. While still warning...
  • When most of your school is gay (School for gay kids)

    11/19/2004 6:37:02 AM PST · by AngloSaxon · 32 replies · 932+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 19/11/04 | Paul Henley
    Are pupils at the world's first "gay" state school victims of segregation or symbols of progressive thinking? The majority of pupils at Harvey Milk High School in New York are gay and were bullied at their previous school for their sexuality. Harvey Milk refuses to be classified as a "gay school" even though that is the general perception of it from opponents and supporters alike. But it says its unique brand of segregated education fully deserves its public funding. It says it provides for a small population of victimised and bullied pupils who are made to feel so freakish in...

    07/06/2004 1:31:31 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 48 replies · 880+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 7/6/04 | CARL CAMPANILE
    July 6, 2004 -- The Bloomberg administration might be having second thoughts about promoting an experimental high school serving gay and lesbian students. The Department of Education's budget halts the planned expansion of the controversial Harvey Milk HS in Greenwich Village, according to funding figures obtained by The Post. Enrollment at Harvey Milk HS was scheduled to jump to 170 students in September, from 100 students this past school year, when it converted from a small program to a sanctioned, stand-alone high school. The city put $3.2 million into renovations so the facility could accommodate the rapid two-year expansion. But...
  • He'll try to Milk cash (Mike's designer hosts benefit bash for gay/lesbian HS - It pays to recruit)

    05/12/2004 11:44:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 118+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2004 | JOE WILLIAMS
    So much for bake sales and car washes. A high-society designer who's a favorite of Mayor Bloomberg is hosting a $150-a-plate Hamptons fund-raiser next month for the city's controversial gay and lesbian high school. Jamie Drake is throwing open the doors to his swanky East Hampton estate on June 5 in a bid to raise $45,000 for Manhattan's Harvey Milk High School. "He has a beautiful pool and a gorgeous tree house, which is quite spectacular," said event co-chairman Karim Abay, a member of the board at the nonprofit Hetrick-Martin Institute, which runs the school. The benefit, called "School's Out,"...

    02/06/2004 6:44:17 AM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 366+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 5, 2004 | CARL CAMPANIL
    <p>The principal of the city's controversial new high school for gays and lesbians has been replaced following a tumultuous fall term that saw several of its students charged with criminal activity.</p> <p>Daniel Rossi, previously director of an alternative high school in Manhattan, will replace William Salzman as the new head of Harvey Milk HS at Astor Place.</p>

    12/11/2003 10:47:49 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 22 replies · 236+ views
    New York | Dec. 10, 2003 | Warren Peace
    NEW YORK, Dec. 10 The success of Harvey Milk High School, the nation's first publicly financed school for gay, lesbian and transgender students, has spawned a new, specialized school to address the needs of another group of teens, often the subject of abuse and name-calling from their "normal" peers. Under the auspices of Harvey Milk's principal, Bill Salzman, the New York City public school system has opened the "Adam Clymer School for Major League A-holes." With little fanfare, Adam Clymer High School opened this past September in an undisclosed location on the westside. Students who attend this unique high school...
  • Gay Crime Syndicate?

    11/13/2003 11:06:40 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 2,268+ views ^ | Friday, November 14, 2003 | Joel Mowbray
    The left’s latest experiment with segregation has certainly started out with a bang. This September, New York City opened the nation’s first taxpayer-funded school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens—Harvey Milk High School—and a crime wave is already underway. Last week, police arrested five cross-dressing Harvey Milk students who posed as female hookers and robbed men who approached them for sex. According to news reports, the teens dressed up as female hookers, and when would-be johns approached to solicit sex, other students posing as cops would start “arresting” the men. After allegedly taking wallets, cash, ATM and credit cards—and...

    11/09/2003 7:55:54 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 103 replies · 1,350+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2003 | ASHLEY CROSS
    <p>November 9, 2003 -- Teenage transgender prostitutes from Harvey Milk HS boasted of earning up to $600 a night turning tricks and stealing from johns - then would blow it all on extravagant shopping sprees for the designer outfits and shoes they wore to school, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Gay school teenagers arrested in robberies

    11/08/2003 1:04:03 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 8, 2003 | By Liz Trotta
    <p>NEW YORK — Five male students from the city's first homosexual, lesbian and transgender public high school have been charged with a series of robberies pulled off while the suspects dressed as female prostitutes.</p> <p>The cross-dressing teenagers, all between 16 and 17 years old, donned blonde wigs and earrings and then solicited sex from their victims, sources said. The boys then flashed fake badges to show their "johns" they were undercover cops and handcuffed their "tricks," who, in exchange for escaping arrest, handed over their wallets, credit cards and, in two instances, cash machine PIN numbers.</p>
  • Crime blemish on gay school

    11/08/2003 1:52:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 265+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/08/03 | JOE WILLIAMS and JOSE MARTINEZ
    Students from the Harvey Milk High School hang their heads after they were arrested by cops yesterday. Another month, another mess at Harvey Milk High School. Just two months into its existence as the city's high school for gays and lesbians, Harvey Milk's reputation is being soured by its students' high-profile arrests, students and school officials said yesterday. Five transgender students were busted Thursday for posing as West Village hookers and ripping off would-be johns by flashing phony police badges and demanding cash. Last month, three students were arrested after a melee that ended in a stabbing. "It's messing...
  • Bi-way robberies in Village [by gay HS kids]

    11/07/2003 3:46:54 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 54 replies · 2,045+ views
    Cross-dressing teens from Harvey Milk High School offered sex for money in Greenwich Village and then robbed the would-be johns ? by pretending to be cops, sources said last night. The boys, all passing themselves off as ladies of the evening, took money and credit cards from at least six men, sources said. Five youths were arrested yesterday in the scam, which cops say went like this: The students from the Astor Place high school for gays and lesbians promised men cruising the Village various sex acts for money. Once the men stopped, the students flashed fake NYPD badges and...
  • Gay students charged for robbery, impersonation

    11/07/2003 12:54:57 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 11 replies · 131+ views
    cnn ^ | 11-7-03
    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five boys who attend a New York high school for gay and lesbian students are accused of dressing as female prostitutes and robbing unsuspecting customers, police said Friday.</p> <p>Dressed as women, the five approached men seeking prostitutes in Manhattan's West Village, a popular spot for the illicit sex trade. They then posed as undercover police as they stripped their victims of their wallets, credit cards, bank cards and cash, police said.</p>
  • Homosexual students 'bust' johns

    11/07/2003 4:12:57 PM PST · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 324+ views
    WND ^ | 11/07/03 | WND
    Five transgender teens who attend New York's new public school for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender youths have been arrested for dressing as female prostitutes and posing as police officers in order to steal from prospective johns. Police say the Harvey Milk High School students successfully pulled off four separate Greenwich Village robberies last month, netting nearly $3,000. Working in teams of two and three, the teens would seek out men looking for prostitutes in the West Village area of New York, flash a fake badge that read "Special Police" and handcuff them, according to local press reports. They would then...

    11/07/2003 4:01:10 PM PST · by Fun Bob · 15 replies · 319+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 7, 2003 | ZACH HABERMAN
    <p>November 7, 2003 -- Five transgender teens who attend Harvey Milk HS posed as female prostitutes, and then robbed their tricks by claiming to be undercover cops willing to let them go free in exchange for cash and credit cards, sources said. The five, who were arrested yesterday, managed to pull off at least five separate Greenwich Village robberies in the last month by dressing as hookers and working in teams of two or three, authorities said.</p>

    10/10/2003 7:02:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 297+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2003 | ALISHA BERGER and PATRICK GALLAHUE
    <p>Students at the city's high school for gay kids ganged up to clobber a man after he taunted them, cops said. The free-for-all on Astor Place left the man injured and under arrest, along with three students from Harvey Milk HS.</p>
  • Melee at gay school

    10/10/2003 1:48:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 72 replies · 518+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/10/03 | SONI SANGHA, JOE WILLIAMS and MICHELE McPHEE
    The fall afternoon started simply enough: A handful of gay teens from Harvey Milk High School lounged around a Lexus parked by a Starbucks in Greenwich Village on Tuesday. Then things got violent. One of the teens fiddled with the Lexus' sideview mirror, enraging the driver. Words, some of them possibly homophobic, were exchanged. A bottle was thrown at the luxury car. The Lexus driver came at the teens with a screwdriver. When all was said and done, three Harvey Milk students as well as the driver of the Lexus, Vernon Jones, 23, were arrested - and Jones had been...
  • Gay high school eyes level field (Harvey Milk H.S. and sports teams)

    09/28/2003 8:14:15 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 53 replies · 702+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept, 28 2003 | Michael O'Keeffe
    Like thousands of New York City kids, Kimberly Howard loves basketball and dreams of playing on her high school team. The softspoken 17-year-old sips on a Sprite in a downtown Starbucks and talks about practicing with her brothers and sister on the court next to her Queens home. "I played on teams when I was younger," says Howard. "But I've never had a chance to play on a high school team." Howard acknowledges she's not just a typical kid obsessed with hoops. Born male, Howard takes hormones to become female, which, as she points out, raises a unique question: "Will...
  • high school in New York debuts to protests [Yoko Ono, others to raise funds for school]

    09/13/2003 5:53:26 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 7 replies · 179+ views ^ | September 12, 2003 | KEVIN SPENCE
    Gay high school in New York debuts to protests Religious conservatives met by gay sympathizers NEW YORK — For the vast majority of the 1.1 million students in the nation’s largest public school system, Monday, Sept. 8, was much like any other first day of school. But for the students at the world’s first public high school specifically designed for gay students, the day was anything but normal. Along with routine questions about new schoolrooms and textbooks, the students at Harvey Milk School had to run a gauntlet of protesters, counter-protesters, the media and public officials. Considering the recent furor...
  • What’s Wrong with the Harvey Milk High School? (Cathryn Crawford)

    09/12/2003 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 70 replies · 419+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2003 | Cathryn Crawford
    I grew up thinking that segregation was over, done with, a thing of the past, but apparently I was mistaken. It seems that we have a new form of segregation here in the United States. The Harvey Milk High School in New York City underwent 3.2 million dollars in renovations this summer and has opened now as the first ever taxpayer funded school for gays and lesbians. It’s been around for twenty years as an “alternative program”, but now it’s an official public school, and it’s expected to have 170 students by September 2004. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks it’s...