Buffalo high school student sues to form LGBT club
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo high school student claims in a federal lawsuit that his school has thwarted his efforts to form an after-school club for LGBT students.
The New York Civil Liberties Union sued Wednesday on 18-year-old Byshop Elliot's behalf. Elliot says McKinley High School administrators have ignored his application to form a Gay Straight Alliance at the school, where he is a junior.
The lawsuit claims the treatment violates federal law and the Buffalo school district's policies promising protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The suit names McKinley's principal and the district, which it contends has not intervened.
The district didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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via Education Week American Education News Site of Record May 11, 2017 at 02:19AM