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Long Beach Wilson High Students Drown Out Anti-Gay Protestors

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The students of Wilson High in Long Beach made me very proud of them for their brave stance against hatred.

The following article was written by Ryan ZumMallen at

Thousands of Wilson High students staged a peaceful rally against a handful of anti-gay protestors outside their campus this afternoon.

Demonstrators from the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas planned to stage an anti-gay demonstration outside the campus but were drowned out by the peaceful but spirited cries from students that spilled into the streets under police supervision.

"They wanted to make the school proud," said Wilson High co-principal Sandy Blazer. "It was a nice, peaceful day considering we had 4,500 kids out here. I knew they would protest hate in a respectful way."

LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser was also on hand.

"The kids and others that came did a great job of passive resistance," he said. "It was a great day where Long Beach came out to say that hatred is not in the heart of this community."

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