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Georgia HS Removes Student Council Pres Over LGBT Issue

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

A former student council president at Alpharetta High School in Georgia is suing the Fulton County School System after school officials removed him from his position over a proposal to make the prom more inclusive of LGBT students.

Reuben Lack says school officials reacted icily to his suggestion of replacing prom king and queen with more gender-neutral titles. He proposed the move as one way of making LGBT students feel more involved in the school community, but shortly thereafter, he lost his office.

The lawsuit calls for Lack’s reinstatement and for the school to pay damages. Check out the student leader speak about the issue in this video, courtesy of WIZ:

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