Windsor school puts gay-straight student support group on hold

Educators say time needed to develop strategy

A Windsor high school student’s request to form a support group for gay and straight teens has been denied. The board says it needs more time to develop a complete strategy for forging gay-straight alliances. “We need to be addressing all acts of bullying, student-to-student gender-based violence, homophobia and … any behaviour that may be deemed as discrimination,” board director Heather Liffiton said. But the decision isn’t sitting well with the 18-year-old student who petitioned his principal for permission to start the club. Liffiton says she expects the appropriate guidelines in place by September.

The Windsor Star