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Kelli Davis is a high school student in the rich part of town at Fleming Island High School in Florida. She has held a job since she was fifteen and has a GPA of 4.0 in her senior year. The school she attends is every parents dream school. An elite school in a county where other schools go without the basic necessities with a sprawling campus and funds lavished on its every need.

Unfortunately for Kelli.. she's a lesbian.

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Kellis' crime was not so much being a lesbian of course. Her crime was to display it proudly. Kelly wanted to, of all things, wear a Tux in her yearbook picture

And in the school run by Sam Ward, coach and close friend of the school board superintendant who lavishes funds on the campus, that is a black mark you cannot overcome.

Principle Ward isnt known for his likeability, ability, or even decision making capability. What he's known for is an iron hand and a cunning sense of who has important parents, and who doesnt. For instance if you are one of the "preppy schools E town gang".. a group of pink shirted jocks who rule the school with the apparent approval of the powers that be, you are above reproach. If however you arent a jock, dont have powerful parents, or are god forbid.. a lesbian.. you're out of luck.

Of course to the average person this might not seem a big deal. People are worried about their jobs. About their issue. About their own problems. But Kelli is worried about something much bigger. Kelli is worried about her human rights. Her right to be who she is, what she is.
And without that right, no others are important.

Please help Kelli by contacting

Superintendant David Owens Telephone: (904) 284-6510

Principle Sam Ward  sward@mail.clay.k12.fl.us
Vice Principle Laura Johnson  ljohnson@mail.clay.k12.fl.us

If they can run roughshod over Kelli.. another school can do the same to Your child.

Edit: this was diaried by FleetAdmiral. PLEASE GO RECCOMEND HIS DIARY.

Originally posted to cdreid on Fri Feb 25, 2005 at 05:20 PM PST.

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