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Texas High School Pulls Lesbian Couple's Photo from Yearbook: VIDEO

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San Antonio's Brennan High School is under fire for removing an affectionate photo of Felicia Rivera and Lalani Hernandez, a lesbian couple, from the Valentine's Day page in the school yearbook, KENS5 reports:

Rivera is lesbian. She said recently a school photographer snapped a photo of her holding her girlfriend on campus.

The photo was selected for the Valentine's Day page but was later rejected. Rivera said it was removed only after the yearbook supervisor discovered the picture showcased a lesbian couple.

"You shouldn't be discriminated against just because you're gay," Rivera said. "You shouldn't worry about people bashing you or talking behind your back just for you to be you."

Rivera's father, Felix, encourages his daughter to be herself and he's behind her 100 percent as she tries to have the photo reinstated. Felicia has gathered about 200 student signatures calling for the photo to be placed in the yearbook.

Watch their report and an awesome interview with the awesome dad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I'm so sick of this! End discrimination now!
    How is this any different than a lovely straight couple's photo!

    Posted by: Joe | Mar 6, 2013 10:38:05 AM


  2. @Joe: I totally agree with you. Even the homo-fascist Little Kiwi and all his aliases and sycophants will not trash you for this statement. But beware, on this site you are in danger , if you stray from Little Kiwi orthodoxy as you have done in the past.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 6, 2013 11:12:24 AM


  3. Typical Texass

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 6, 2013 11:20:26 AM


  4. Once again we see the generational divide: students openly gay posed for the picture, student photographer happily took the picture, student editors happily put it in the book, only hateful bigoted nosy adults caused any problem.

    I try not to be a bigot myself, but sometimes I just wait for old white Christian men and women to up and croak. Or for Texas and FLorida to sink into the Gulf of Mexico.

    LOVELY COUPLE. :))

    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 6, 2013 11:50:16 AM


  5. The backlash is clearly on right now. We have to be strong as a community. Things are getting increasingly bad, but this is the storm before the calm.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 6, 2013 11:51:09 AM


  6. Once again, another reason to be proud of the small minds in my home and current state. not. I miss the voices of sanity like Ann Richards and Molly Ives. :-(

    Posted by: db | Mar 6, 2013 12:19:29 PM


  7. Andrew is obsessed with Kiwi. What a sad troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Mar 6, 2013 1:11:42 PM


  8. So who's the yearbook supervisor anyway? One teacher? A group of other students and a teacher? Did they go to the school's principal first, or are they all scrambling because of the bad publicity this stupid decision has brought to their school?

    Posted by: VINCE | Mar 6, 2013 1:31:31 PM


  9. Andrew is Rick/David Hearne/Ratbastard, etc.

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Mar 6, 2013 2:43:20 PM


  10. rock on, you shining diamonds!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2013 2:52:21 PM


  11. This showed up on my facebook feed a few days ago. Most of the comments were either supportive of including the picture, or rejected it as a PDA which of course they said shouldn't be in the yearbook at all, gay or straight (yeah, right). I'm only heartened by the fact the vast majority of detractors had to make that qualification, as it wasn't long ago they wouldn't feel the need to at all.

    Posted by: jtaskw | Mar 6, 2013 4:37:33 PM


  12. That picture was doing lesbians no favors.

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 6, 2013 11:42:46 PM


  13. Sweet picture. No wonder her classmates wanted it in.

    Posted by: rdiac | Mar 7, 2013 6:32:19 AM


  14. Someone connected to this should set-up a petition on change.org!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: BuddyH | Mar 7, 2013 9:58:32 PM


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