• Paula Manley

    Some important context regarding the St Mary’s Academy story: The young woman who was discriminated against based on her sexual orientation spoke out about what happened (She was hired and then the offer was rescinded), and the students organized visibly and vocally to demand that the school administration change its discriminatory policy. It’s great that major donors and Portland’s mayor spoke out, too, but they did not lead this change — the young women of St Mary’s did that.

    • Jeanne

      Paula, thanks for sharing more details. Often there is more to stories than what is initially highlighted. Its great when local folks are able to add to it.