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A Gay Couple's High School Year Book Picture Was Rejected only after School Officials Realized They Were Gay

Texas high school student says she’s taking a stand after her high school pulled a photo of her and her girlfriend from appearing in the yearbook because they are lesbian couple. The photo of 16-year-olds Lialani Hernandez and Felicia Rivera was originally going to be included in Brennan High School’s yearbook Valentine’s-themed page, alongside some of the other high school’s heterosexual couples. According to the students, because Ms Rivera’s face was obscured by her hair in the picture making her gender ambiguos, the photo was only pulled after it was made clear to a school teacher that the picture was of two girls. Felicia Rivera told the Daily News. The school’s principal denied that the photo was pulled because it showed a lesbian couple, but rather it was pulled because Ms Rivera’s embracing of Ms Hernandez in the photo was too graphic a public display of affection (PDA) for the yearbook. Pascual Gonzalez, a spokesperson for the Northside School District, supported the same argument, saying: "It’s just an intimate picture; there’s no eye contact. They’re both looking down. It looks like a pretty intimate moment." Check the picture out in the link and see if you think the picture is too "intimate"


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