June 7, 1985 |
Hounded out of regular New York City schools by taunts and fights, 20 high school students have enrolled in what is apparently the nation's first public school program to teach and counsel homosexual teen-agers. Classes began April 15 at the Harvey Milk School, named for the San Francisco official and gay activist who was murdered on Nov. 27, 1978. Classes are held in an annex of a small stone Methodist church in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
June 6, 1985 |
A city high school for homosexual students--the first such public school in the United States--has opened in Manhattan with 20 students, and its operators expect enrollment to triple next fall. The school, which opened quietly in April in a Greenwich Village church, is named the Harvey Milk School, for the gay activist and San Francisco city supervisor who was shot to death in 1978.
September 9, 2003 |
Demonstrators cheered and jeered students arriving Monday for the first day of classes at Harvey Milk School in Greenwich Village, New York's first public high school for gays and lesbians. "We all want our schools to be safer for all kids," said Marisa Ragonese, 25, who sat on the sidewalk outside the school. "But right now we need to be sure the kids who are harassed and bullied have a safe environment, someplace they can go."
January 10, 1994 |
A pleased, shy grin spreads over Christine's face as she talks about her first few days at the EAGLES Center. "I was flattered," she says. "They were very warm. They thought I was cute. . . . This is the best situation I've ever been in." Certainly it was a change for the 16-year-old, who says she left Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights after hearing rumors that someone had compiled a list of gay students "who were going to get bashed. . . . I didn't like that school no more.
HOME & GARDEN
March 25, 2004 |
Little Bo Peep has lost her ... sweep? Well, not really. But a pink-and-blue vacuum cleaner that looks as if it would fit in Miss Peep's nursery is one of three dressed-up vacuums being auctioned off for charity. The stylized machines, created by fashion designers picked by Vanity Fair, are on EBay through Saturday.
January 10, 1994 |
John was stunned to find himself caught in an uproar after he helped form a gay support group at Fountain Valley High School last fall. He shouldn't have been. The 17-year-old and his friends had become unwitting combatants on one of the most volatile fronts of the gay rights struggle: America's schools. Some of John's classmates printed up T-shirts proclaiming "No Gays."