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Parents up in
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high school

Parents up in
arms over airing of Brokeback clip at Kentucky
high school

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A high school English teacher at Boyd County High School in Kentucky is catching heat for showing her students 2 1/2 minutes of the movie Brokeback Mountain.

A high school English teacher in Kentucky is catching heat for showing her students 2 1/2 minutes of the movie Brokeback Mountain. The teacher, who was not named, reportedly showed a short clip of the award-winning film in a senior cinematography class at Boyd County High School. WKYT television reports that no sexual content was aired, but at least one parent was upset that any part of the movie would be shown in the classroom. School superintendent Howard K. Osborne would not say whether any action was being taken against the teacher, but he did confirm that Brokeback Mountain will not be shown again at the school. Boyd County High School was the site of a contentious battle regarding the establishment of a gay-straight alliance on campus in 2002. More than 40% of students staged a walkout in protest of the GSA at one point. The American Civil Liberties Union intervened, and the school board finally voted to let the GSA meet on campus in 2004. (Sirius OutQ News)

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