The Tam News

Waning GSA Club to Attempt Revival

Waning GSA Club to Attempt Revival

By Emma Boczek

March 29, 2014

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) ceased meetings this semester due to a lack of demonstrated interest and poor attendance in the fall. The club may experience a resurgence in the coming months with the help of junior Lucas Stephens and senior and Tam News editor Mae Puckett. According to senior and...

Community Church Replaces Vandalized Flag

Community Church Replaces Vandalized Flag

By Meg Weisselberg

September 28, 2013

The gay pride flag flying in front of the Community Church of Mill Valley, located across from Old Mill Park, was replaced on September 18 after it was stolen on August 23. The thief also twisted the flag’s metal pole, rendering it useless. This vandalism followed another incident earlier in the month,...

The Wrong Kind of Ally

The Wrong Kind of Ally

By Mae Puckett

June 11, 2013

If there’s one thing any queer teenager wants, it is support. We are coming out in a world dominated by straight people, and the last thing we want is to be alienated and isolated in a world that was not built for people like us. This is why we, as the LGBTQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...

Hawk Talk: Is Day of Silence Effective?

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

By Chris Yip

May 23, 2013

Tam’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club held its annual Day of Silence Event on May 3, honoring those in the LBGTQ community who feel they must keep their identities hidden. Students were invited to wear the purple “Day of Silence” shirts sold by GSA and commit to a full day of not speaking. Below...

Gay Straight Alliance plans Day of Silence for May 4th

Star Wars: Yoda shares some wisdom.

By Billy Butler

April 4, 2012

The Gay-Straight Alliance club will be putting on a Day of Silence on Friday, May 4th in order to raise awareness to the silencing effect of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) bullying and harassment in schools. On that day, students will be asked to take a vow of silence in order...