A Gay Trainee Left His Independent School To Prevent Discrimination

  • A Gay Trainee Left His Independent School To Prevent Discrimination
  • A Gay Trainee Left His Independent School To Prevent Discrimination

    , posted a video clip to his network that information his experience of being required to leave his private school for being honestly gay. In the video clip, he discusses being figured out by his principal, that presented Austin with a choice: either \"return right into the storage room\" by erasing all of his social media sites accounts-- including his YouTube vlog-- or he would be prevented from joining any type of extracurriculars at his college. Claiming he \"couldn't cope with the fact of going to a college where they consider what [he is] to be incorrect,\" Austin chose to leave. At no point in the video does he call which institution it was.

    Yet, according to a Texas Observer article posted yesterday, the institution Austin left was Houston's Lutheran High North, a tiny establishment located north of the Heights, whose mission declaration states the institution's ministry is \"specified most importantly by caring partnerships.\"

    In feedback to Austin's insurance claims, the Observer received a declaration from Wayne Kramer, the executive supervisor of the Lutheran Education Association of Houston, which manages LHN and also 2 various other Lutheran institutions. From the statement:

    Anti-LGBT private schools comparable to the one Austin previously participated in were the subject of a 2013 Wanderer tale embeded in Georgia, where a recently passed bill enabled state tax bucks to be funnelled into traditional, Christian institutions. Some of these independent schools have policies against homosexuality clearly composed into student contracts.

    Austin's old-fashioned has such a condition created right into its school manual, as pointed out to the Observer by Dallas Lusk, LHN's head of college:

    \"If you seem like this is outrageous as well as awful, and also if you feel like this isn't what you want our country to be considered, please assist me in my fight to make a distinction. I hope that my story will certainly make a difference in other individuals' lives.\"