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Bloomington Parents Want More Training, Awareness About LGBT Students
Updated June 1, 2015 8:00 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Educators and parents in Bloomington want more training and awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students after a group tried to establish a "Straight Pride" club at a high school.

Students at Bloomington High School North had proposed starting the faith-based club in the 2015-16 school year. Principal Jeff Henderson told The Herald-Times that federal law required the school to allow the club.

The idea died when the teacher who had agreed to sponsor the club withdrew following a community outcry. But the proposal has raised concerns about the atmosphere at the school and the need for increased awareness of the LGBT community.

Guidance counselor Greg Chaffin called the proposed club a smokescreen for bullying.

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