Virginia Beach city schools have postponed a gay-pride assembly scheduled at Cox High School today following a last-minute complaint by a recently-elected city school board member. The Virginian-Pilot reports that in-coming board member Victoria Manning emailed the school board chair on Saturday after reading a story in the paper about the planned

assembly. Manning said the event would set a negative precedent and also noted “this is a controversial subject and I do not believe it is appropriate to hold a gay pride event during instructional time.” She added “I fully support the gay club holding meetings after school but not during instructional time.” The Gay-Straight Alliance at Cox planned the optional event in response to a bullying situation at the start of the school year. READ MORE