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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Gay-Straight Alliance embracing gender, sexuality diversity on campus

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer December 16, 2021

”There's a goal I actually want to have with the club is to educate people on what it really means to be gay or queer or a part of LGBTQ community,” CHS Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) president junior...

With not being educated about the LGBTQ community, many aspects can be confusing. The Sidekick staff writer Maya Palavali explains the importance of self education.

It is your job to educate yourselves, not the community

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

“So… what percent gay are you?”  "Who’s the man of the relationship?”  When asked these questions, I always ask one back:  “Why do I have to answer?” In recent years, there...

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Pinning the problem: After Mack Beggs controversy, new implications made for future of Texas UIL rules, public debate over transgender issues

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager April 25, 2017

The moment the boos were uttered, the entire crowd in the heated Allen High School arena heard it. The coaches. Viewers. Fans. Opponents. The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, ESPN, USA Today,...

Straight pride seen as equilibrium rather than for ignoring the real reasons of LGBT+ pride.

Why there is no straight pride: pride is to celebrate progress and bravery, not to please others

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer January 27, 2017
Pride is not a trend, but rather a practice based in a traumatic history of multiple social minorities.
LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer December 2, 2016
In the end, we all have a common goal which brings us together: equality.
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to the media Monday, May 9, 2016. He was announcing he has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to determine that the controversial House Bill 2 is not illegally discriminatory. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Public addressing wrong issues on bathroom debate

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer May 27, 2016
It is important that we, the public, do not get too comfortable avoiding the issue by creating superfluous legislation...
LGBT+ rights still a struggle

LGBT+ rights still a struggle

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer May 20, 2016

Roopbaan is a magazine aimed towards spreading the message of tolerance towards homosexuality and other sex-and-gender identities in Bangladesh. Its editor, Xulhaz Mannan, was unfortunately murdered along...

Coppell High School senior secretary, historian and treasurer of the gay straight alliance (GSA) club Jessica Mellville shares her opinion on the recent legalization of equal marriage in the United States at the GSA clubs meeting on Sept. 28. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution guarantees the right to equal marriage, and legalized it in all 50 states on June 26. Photo by Maggie Theel.

Gay Straight Alliance speaks out about Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage

October 14, 2015

By Wren Lee Staff Writer @Leelaurenwren   Back in the mid-1900s, interracial marriages were taboo. An Asian woman and Caucasian male getting married was looked down upon but the times have...

Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, as the court hers argments on a part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that prevents legally wed same-sex couples from receiving certain benefits by defining marriage as between a man and woman. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Hair column: Same-sex couples deserve right to marry

April 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Facebook users logged in on the first week of April to find their news feed plastered with dozens and dozens of red equal signs – people changing their profile picture...

Photo by Mary Whitfill

‘Albert Nobbs’ comes to Fort Worth, recognizes support

January 11, 2012

    By Madison Ford Entertainment Editor Hollywood came to Fort Worth on Sunday, bringing with it cinematic royalty and a film that is already pushing boundaries and opening...

Spirit day for GSA

November 16, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor Tomorrow, CHS might be seeing more purple in the hallways than usual. The GSA is having its first event, a ‘Spirit Day’ for all LGBT students and everyone...

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