It gets better later. But you could stand to be a little less gay now.
Such is the message that has an Alberta school trustee apologizing today after the "inappropriate" remark was made during a board meeting earlier this week.
The CBC reports that the Alberta School Boards Association was debating a proposal that would protect gay students from bullying and discrimination when trustee Dale Schaffrick first made the suggestion.
The proposal, based on a policy passed by the Edmonton school board last year, was eventually rejected.
"If children with a gay tendency appear a certain way, we know that we have to be vigilant to make sure they are not discriminated against," Schaffrick later told CBC.
When asked if the students should try to be less identifiably gay he said, "I think for their own benefit ... it would be helpful."
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