Thoughts from Likely Principal of Chicago's First Gay High School
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Chad Weiden, the man considered likely to become principal of Chicago's first high school for gay, lesbian, and transgender students, is the subject of a column by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune. Weiden, who currently is assistant principal at Chicago's Social Justice High School, says in an interview featured in the column that the new school would not be a "gay school" per se, but would welcome all students and, in the process, help investigate what it means to be an ally for social justice. By "ally," he says, he means someone who can "collaborate with someone who is different, for a greater good." Weiden, who is gay, adds that if he had gone to such a high school himself, he would have had a model of what it meant to be a gay man, and known that a gay man could be in a committed relationship, marry, and have children.
Read more at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-10-oct10,0,2983784.column?page=1
Also see http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-gay-school-19-sep19,0,6183632.story