While not “Furry” this can affect quite a number of Furries going to school in the state of Tennessee who happen to be LGBT.
A bill now pending in Tennessee would prohibit teachers in that state from using discussing homosexuality or even discussing homosexuality in the classroom. The so-called “don’t say gay” law is premised on the misguided belief that, by not talking about gay people, they can simply make gay people disappear.
George [Takei, Star Trek TOS actor and Gay Rights advocate] is here to tell Tennessee, and all the LGBT youth and teachers who would be affected by this law, that he is here for you. In fact, he is lending his name to the cause. Any time you need to say the word “gay,” you can simply say “Takei.”
You can join the crusade against the Tennessee bill at the “It’s ok to be Takei” Facebook Page
The web site is: http://www.itsoktobetakei.com/
Follow the Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/#!/ItsOktoBeTakei
Note – There has been controversy and accusations over publishing this post. At no point did we claim this was relevant to all furries – note above it says it is of interest to those who “happen to be LGBT”.
The relevance is based on figures from the International Furry Survey done in January & February of 2011. Some of the data has been compiled and can be seen in the following chart: Sex Orientation Figures & Captions
The data was provided by Kathy Gerbasi, Ph.D. Professor – Psychology Social Science Division Niagara County Community College & Courtney Plante from The University of Waterloo.