Say What Now of the Day: Wasilla High School’s symphonic jazz choir was all set to perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” at their graduation ceremony, when Principal Dwight Probasco abruptly put the kibosh on the arrangement citing complaints for “at least one parent” who deemed the song inappropriate due to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s sexual orientation.
Choir member Casey Hight reached out to a gay and lesbian support organization in Anchorage for advice and was directed to the ACLU. Shortly thereafter, principal Probasco had a sudden change of heart, deciding to allow the song to be performed, minus the lyrics “about killing a man.”
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Say What Now of the Day: Wasilla High School’s symphonic jazz choir was all set to perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” at their graduation ceremony, when Principal Dwight Probasco abruptly put the kibosh on the arrangement citing complaints for “at least one parent” who deemed the song inappropriate due to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s sexual orientation.

Choir member Casey Hight reached out to a gay and lesbian support organization in Anchorage for advice and was directed to the ACLU. Shortly thereafter, principal Probasco had a sudden change of heart, deciding to allow the song to be performed, minus the lyrics “about killing a man.”

Get the full article here. 

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Posted on Thursday, 19 May
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