School Board Considering Guidelines For Plays

Washington Post Loudoun Extra

April 10, 2005
By Rosalind S. Helderman

The Loudoun County School Board is considering a new policy governing school plays, part of a continuing wave of reaction to the performance of a student-written piece featuring a gay protagonist at Stone Bridge High School in February.

The play, “Offsides,” about a popular football player struggling to deal with his homosexuality, sparked an angry response from some parents, led by state Del. Richard H. “Dick” Black (R-Loudoun), who said it promoted a “homosexual lifestyle.”

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