School Blackmails Girl, Threatens to Out Her

Assurances of LGBTQ acceptance ring hollow

James Finn
Nov 12 · 7 min read
Magali Rodriguez, forced by her school to see a psychologist for being gay. Screenshot from a report by NBC Los Angeles

Ah, first love!

Sound like a crazy scenario out of the unenlightened past?

The girls agreed to the restrictions out of fear

Years of painful surveillance followed

Years of psychological counseling followed

The school denies mistreating the girls

The school’s denials ring false

Magali finally went to her parents, who confronted the school

Parents must carefully evaluate religious schools

Bishop Amat’s non-discrimination statement looks good on its face

This situation is analogous to seeking an affirming church

Transitory problems and deeply-seated homosexual tendencies

Schools have no right to psychologically experiment on students

Are you a parent who sends your children to Catholic schools? Have you thought about what they teach students about sexual orientation and gender identity? Have you asked probing questions? Isn’t it about time to start?


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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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