Sunday, June 28, 2009
Gay pride in an elementary school
This picture shows Nettelhorst Elementary School parent Amy Goodman and her children (Sadie, 3, and Ben, 6) preparing a wagon for the 40th annual Pride Parade, which celebrates the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. About 50 families from Nettelhorst took part in the parade along with their elementary-aged children. Read this short article from the Tribune to learn more about why the group from Nettelhorst chose to participate, and then share your thoughts on: a) Whether you think this is a good idea for elementary kids, and/or b) How you think parents at your school would respond to such an effort. (Or, if you'd rather, respond to Daniel's great "Teachable Moment" post below).