Monday, June 02, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church still protesting Pride activities, especially at DC high school with a principal who comes out as gay

With the passing of Fred Phelps, most of us thought that the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS would go away.  Not so.  Apparently, it plans to picket Washington DC’s Wilson High, according to this story by Emma Brown, link here
Topeka is just 20 miles or so from Lawrence and the KU campus, where I went to graduate school in the 1960s.
Washington DC has Capital Pride this weekend with the march at 4:30 PM Saturday and the festival Sunday on Pennsylvania Ave., and many other events (link).
Baltimore has pride the following weekend, with some new locations. 
New York City has its main Christopher Street Day March on June 29, and it’s interesting that the Yankees home game against the Red Sox is played Sunday night (for ESPN) rather than during the day.

Update: June 5

The Washington Post reports on Principal Pete Cahall's coming out as gay himself, here

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