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Episcopal school’s administration scratches lesbian dance routine

Episcopal school’s administration scratches lesbian dance routine

Students at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville are protesting the elimination of a lesbian dance routine from an upcoming dance ensemble. In August some parents sued the school over its mask requirement.

The Florida Times-Union

A group of high school students at Episcopal School of Jacksonville — a private, faith-based campus — are calling for change after they say a number from the dance ensemble’s upcoming recital that portrayed a lesbian couple dancing together was cut by higher-ups.

School administrators don’t deny cutting the number but say it’s because they didn’t think it would be appropriate for middle school-aged and younger students in attendance.

After the students expressed concerns, administrators are allowing the dance ensemble to perform the original routine at a high school-only event. But students say that’s still censorship and even homophobic. Facing pressure from the student body, the school has also updated its website to include new, inclusive language regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

Update 12/22:

The number was from the musical and film “The Prom”.



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Judi Shank

I am 73 years young and girls have been dancing together for as long as I can remember. No one ever thought anything about it. Harder for the boys tho. Personally I feel the Administrators were wrong. It is actions like theirs that cause the uproar and make young people think that something is wrong or bad about same sex couples. If we see it as we grow up, with no fuss made, same sex couples will eventually be looked at the same way we look at heterosexual couples. We are ALL made in the image of God, male, female, gay, lesbian, transsexual, cross dressers, whatever.

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