“A lot of people, they don’t know they’re being rude, but they make being gay a bad thing,” said 11-year-old Quinn Maloney-Tavares, who picked the topic with her friend, Polly Hamilton. “They need to know that it’s not a bad thing.”
But school principal Ann Beauchamp had other ideas. She vetoed the topic.
“The girls were upset and disappointed,” Quinn’s mother, Ann Maloney, said Wednesday.
As a silent protest, the two wore rainbow colours to school and painted small rainbow flags on their hands.
When they explained why, their classmates said, “Oh my goodness, guys, that’s such a good idea,” Quinn said. Several other students painted rainbow flags on their hands in solidarity.
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