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High school OKs T-shirt

Birmingham, Ala. , website AL.com reports the Southern Poverty Law Center praised Hoover High School officials for reversing a decision to ban a T-shirt expressing acceptance of gays.

Sara Couvillon, a student at Hoover High School in Birmingham, threatened school officials with legal action when she was told not to wear the shirt for her own safety.

The 15-year-old, assisted by the SPLC, argued that she had worn the “Gay? Fine by me” T-shirt frequently and had never experienced harassment or threats.

Hoover school officials issued a statement, saying the T-shirt in question “has not caused a substantial disruption and the student will be allowed to wear it.”

Producers: Don’t boycott ‘Dancing’ yet

365gay.com reports “Dancing with the Stars” executive producer Conrad Green says despite controversy over the casting of its first transgender contestant, “Dancing” remains a “family show” and viewers should check out the new season before passing judgment.

Chaz Bono is among the cast of 12 set to appear on the ABC hit when it premieres later this month — a decision that’s drawn ire from conservative groups.

Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute calls Bono’s casting “the latest example of the networks trying to push a sexual agenda on American families.”

The online group OneMillionMoms.com is calling for a boycott, saying the casting of Bono and openly gay Carson Kressley is “completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show.”

Green says the show has no agenda other than entertainment and always seeks to represent a range of people.

K-Y aims for lesbians

Advocate.com reports a new television ad by K-Y is aimed at promoting its famous products to lesbian couples. The commercial for K-Y Intense features Alex and Emma, a couple who say the secret of their success has been communication, honesty and K-Y Intense, which heightens women’s arousal and enhances their sexual pleasure.

The national ad campaign started running Sept. 5.

— compiled by Larry Nichols