Hey Central Perk GSA!
I wanted to tell you about my awesome weekend. My friends and I took a trip together to San Francisco. We spend some time at the Golden Gate Bridge park, walked down Lombard Street, and rode the classic street cars. After spending some time shopping on Pier 39 we had lunch over looking the city.
After lunch, we walked around Chinatown and went a tour of the Ghirardelli factory where we had some awesome milkshakes.
Finally, we all went down the Castro Street- the gay district in San Francisco- and checked out the shops and stores there. They also have one of the biggest gay prides in the country. My friends and I are thinking of making a return trip.
While we were there we heard a news story about a lesbian couple winning prom “king” and “queen”. I did a little digging, and found the news story HERE!
What do you guys think? Does this help when lobbying for allowing same-sex couples at your prom?
Do you think your school could have a same-sex couple prom king and king, or queen and queen?
How would you feel being nominated or winning?
What do you think about the fact that they used “king” and “queen” instead of “queen” and “queen”?
I’d love to hear what you all think! I hope you’re having a wonder school year so far and are looking forward to the winter break. Tell me about your winter break plans!
Hello Regina and Live Out Loud!
Regina, thank you so very much for coming to our school and speaking with us. We learned a lot and are excited to keep in contact with you! We’d also love for you to come and bring your partner next time. Maybe you can visit for our GSA’s annual bake sale in the spring. You inspired us to start thinking about advocating for same-sex couples to attend our prom in the spring too. We’d love to get your help if possible.
Thank you so much for coming! We’ll make sure to keep checking the blog!
Central Perk GSA and Ms. Aniston
A big thank you to both Regina and the Central Perk GSA, especially Ms. Aniston, for helping facilitate Regina’s return to Central Perk High School. We know this was hard work for all of you and we appreciate your commitment and enthusiasm!
Every student should get to have Homecoming Projects like this one. Please fill out our conclusion survey and tell us how we can be better helping students like you.
Thank you so much to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen.
Keep checking back here to see more posts from Regina and have a chance to respond back!
Thank you so much for having my come and visit! You all were so welcoming and had such wonderful question. I’m so pleased to see sure smart kids at Central Perk! I had such a great time and I look forward to coming back in the future.
A special thank you to you, Jennifer and Live Out Loud, for helping me plan my return. I had a great time!
Thanks so much everyone!
We’re really excited to have you visit us soon.
The Central Perk GSA was former 6 years ago and we currently have 15 active members. In years past we help spread the word about the Day of Silence, World AIDS Day, and the new Spirit Day. We also helped our school with an anti-bullying assembly this year teaching students not to say, “that’s so gay”. We’re planning on having a bake sale in the spring to help us raise money for so club outtings. Most of us also are in theater or in the band and are getting ready for the spring musical.
We’re very excited to have you come speak!
My name is Regina and I’m thrilled to come speak to you on December 25th!
I’m currently a massage therapist working the New York City area. graduated Central Perk High in 1996 and went on to the kinesthesiology program at Virginia Tech. I moved back up to New York shortly after getting my degree and worked long hours to save to started my own massage practice. A few years later I met my lovely partner, Country Cox and we’ve been together for 10 years now. We live on the lower East side with our two cats and hope to get married (legally!!) soon. In my spare time I love playing my guitar and writing my own music. I perform at open mics at a coffee shop in mid-town Manhattan. Country is also a fabulous cook- so we enjoy cooking together on the weeks.
I look forward to meeting you all when I come to Central Perk High School!
Courtney and I
Hello Central Perk’s GSA!
Live Out Loud is thrilled to welcome you to BLOG OUT LOUD, a component of Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project!
Regina Phelange, a Central Perk alum, will be returning to CPHS on December 25th, 2011 to speak to you- the high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance- through Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project.
Live Out Loud is a New York City-based, non-profit that hopes to enrich the lives of LGBT youth. The Homecoming Project is Live Out Loud’s newest initiative, helping “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women return to their high school and offer encouragement to students in GSA clubs, diversity groups, psychology classes, and other student organizations. We’d love for you to check out our website, “like” us on Facebook, check out our Youtube Channel, and “follow” us on Twitter!
ABOUT THE BLOG:
This blog is designed for you- Central Perk’s GSA- to get to know Regina and to stay in contact after she speaks at your school. Both Regina and your GSA advisor, Jennifer Aniston, will be able to post to the blog. We’d love for you all to comment with questions you may have for Regina, news story or current events you’d like to talk about, or updates about your GSA! This blog is here for you all to have a voice and connect with a role model. It’s only what you make of it!
What YOU can do NOW:
CLICK HERE before you leave this page! (where survey link is inserted)
Visit BLOG OUT LOUD soon to see Regina’s first post!