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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Troy Patch: Mayor Said 'Disturbing Things' in Meeting, Gay-Straight Alliance Leader Says

From tonight's Troy Patch

Troy Mayor Janice Daniels met with students from the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance and members of the LGBT community Monday afternoon.

By Jen Anesi
January 9, 2012

Troy Mayor Janice Daniels again met with members of the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)Monday afternoon in an effort to reach an understanding between the two groups after Daniels' anti-gay Facebook slur garnered statewide and nationwide attention last month.

The meeting, however, left several members of the GSA and their supporters disappointed.

“There were a lot of disturbing things that were said in that meeting," said GSA member and Troy High School senior Skye Curtis.

According to Curtis and others who attended the meeting – including GSA member Zach Kilgore and lesbian couple Amy and Tina Weber – Daniels, while discussing mental health and suicide among members of the LGBT community, at one point suggested putting together a panel of psychologists to show that homosexuality is dangerous to your mental health.

"She definitely meant it in quite a negative connotation," Curtis said.

"The mayor of Troy told my daughter this afternoon that she wants to bring in a panel of psychologists to explain to the high school's Gay-Straight Alliance that homosexuality is a mental disease," Rodney Curtis, Skye's father, wrote on his Facebook page.

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  1. Why is this not surprising...Michelle Bachmann is one of Ms. Daniels's Tea Party heroes and Bachmann's husband is a psychologist who believes that gays can be counselled and turned straight. Fortunately for the country, Bachmann is out of the primary race. But what do we do about Ms. Daniels?
    The kids are wise to not be involved with Ms. Daniels any longer. She is a political opportunist who was starting to use them (ooh, look at me, I'm for suicide prevention) just as she used the library (I'm for 7-day library!).

  2. Why wouldn't she want to speak to these students to clear things up during recess? Her flippant response was not helpful.

  3. The clip in this post begins playing automatically. Is there something that can be done about this? Thank you.

  4. What is the matter with this woman? She just can't stop picking at the wound.

    It seems to me that Troy elected her and at least one poll shows that it continues to support her and would reject a recall attempt. Of course, it is their right to elect and support whomever they wish, just as it is the right of the rest of the country to respond. Given this, a general boycott of Troy is in order. Elections have consequences and Troy should start experiencing some.

  5. Sorry. It has to be paused. Once there are more posts at the top, this will go below the fold and stop playing automatically. Annoying though it is for it to play like that, I don't want people to miss this video.

  6. According to the Detroit Free Press, she is refusing to release the the interest of transparancy, why not just let us hear what she said word for word? If she truly didn't say it, there should be nothing to hide.

  7. Wasn't one of her campaign tennants that of transparency in government?