VALLEY STREAM - Dozens of students at Valley Stream High School South held a protest today, claiming that the administration won't allow them to have a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at the school.
GSA is described as a school club for not only gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, but for heterosexual students and faculty as well. Organizers say it's a way to bring everyone together and teach tolerance.
"We're having a hard time understanding why they're out here protesting when it was scheduled to start today and the announcements were all made this week," says Valley Stream Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Marsh.
Students, however, say only one announcement about the GSA was made this morning. Some students also claim the school's principal had previously made inappropriate comments related to homosexuals.