Open minds prepare for open house

On Tuesday, January 26, East’s gay-straight-alliance met to discuss topics ranging from t-shirt design, open house and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues.

The annual East open house for eighth graders from Cherry Hill middle schools is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to catch a glimpse at their future scholastic home, and for East clubs to leave a lasting impression on potential future members. The gay-straight-alliance hopes to create a vibrant and welcoming stand that reflects its inclusive, open-minded and colorful disposition.

In addition to open house night, the GSA talked about the creation of the first South Jersey chapter of PFLAG, the national organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, in Collingswood. The net meeting of the gay-straight-alliance will be Tuesday, February 9 after school.