Students Calling for Removal of LGBT Flag Liken It to Rebel Flag
By Natalie Musumeci | New York Post
A group of students and parents in Alabama is calling for the removal of a rainbow pride flag from a high school classroom — arguing that it can be compared to displaying a Confederate flag.
“We strongly feel that it creates a hostile and provocative learning environment for students not comfortable to openly supporting the LGBTQ+ community in a public school where students come from diverse political and religious backgrounds,” a Change.org petition reads about the flag in Auburn.
More than 800 people have signed the petition demanding the flag on display just outside a classroom at Auburn High School be taken down.
The flag was hung last week during a school fair for the school’s Educate club, which promotes diversity, according to NBC affiliate WSFA.