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Pushback: Court victory for volleyball student and coach father who were blacklisted for disagreeing with queer agenda

Blake Allen, punished for being a normal high school girl
Blake Allen, punished for being a normal high school girl

Bring a gun to a knife fight: After an eighteen-month court battle, school officials in Vermont on June 1st conceded defeat, settling the lawsuit [pdf] with a high school student and her father who the school had suspended for having the nerve to write publicly about the school’s sexual policies that allowed boys to leer at girls in the girl’s dressing rooms.

The school district will pay the father and daughter $125,000 and the suspensions will be removed from their records, according to the White River Valley Herald.

The background, which I have reported on several times previously: In the fall of 2022 high school student Blake Allen was suspended by her Vermont high school for daring to write an op-ed criticizing its policy allowing a cross-dressing boy to change in the girl’s lockeroom. School officials also suspended her father, Travis Allen, from his job as the high school’s volleyball coach for the crime of stating these facts on social media.

These school officials further topped off this craziness by also banning all girls from the girl’s locker room, giving that one cross-dressing boy sole use of the room. They did this even though they knew that boy had made death threats against Blake Allen.

WCAX: A modern news outlet, dedicated to censorship
What you still get if you try to view the
WCAX story about Blake Allen.

The school and the boy’s parents also teamed up with a local television station, WCAX, to get it to censor itself, deleting its reporting of this story, even though that reporting had been remarkably accurate and fair-minded.

This court settlement might make the lives of Blake and Travis Allen whole again, maybe. School officials remain unrepentant.

“The Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust made the decision concerning the payment in order to cap defense expenses in what would otherwise be years of litigation,” Layne Millington, superintendent of the Orange Southwest Supervisory District, told the White River Valley Herald. “The district has made no admission of wrongdoing. Our policies are unchanged and we will continue to comply with our policies and the law.”

Millington had been named in the lawsuit, and has apparently gotten off without penalty. The taxpayers will pick up the tab for his insane policies. And it appears he intends to continue them. Girls of Randolph Union High School in Vermont beware. Your privacy means nothing. Nor do your rights. You can be violated freely by any boy who puts on a dress. And school officials will likely still punish you for complaining.

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  • Fen

    Half this page is about grifting

    Is it any wonder that Hoyt linked to you?

    What’s her percentage?

  • Fen: Heh. Bless your heart. Sarah Hoyt gets nothing. It appears she just likes what I write.

    And anyone can read my page for free. I only ask for support, but do not require it.

    Have a nice day!

  • Rich knudsen

    Mr. Millington needs to feel the blunt end of a Louisville slugger, Knock a little common sense into the boy.

  • SDN

    June 5, 2023 at 10:43 pm
    Half this page is about grifting

    Is it any wonder that Hoyt linked to you?

    What’s her percentage?”

    I see Sarah’s stalker is back. Fen, you are simply a liar, a bully, and a coward. Go Away.

  • GaryMike


    This is a good place. Why are you feeling the need to make it something else?

    Maybe it’s just about you.

    You being you.

  • GWB

    even though because that reporting had been remarkably accurate and fair-minded

    we will continue to comply with our policies and the law
    I’m thinking of a couple of laws you’re violating with this policy, including “contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”
    One question I have: Is her father allowed to enter the girls’ locker room without announcing himself and having the girls cover up?

  • Degüello

    Do you think sometimes with backgrounds such as this exposed that the whole world is turned upside down and the insane are running the asylum? The perps are still in charge.

  • Don’t both sides need to agree to a settlement?

    I’m not sure what I would do in this situation. On the one hand, just getting on with my life would have appeal – especially when that young. On the other hand, pounding on them while they ask for a settlement would be enjoyable.

  • SDN: Now be nice. Fen hasn’t yet done anything here that matches your description of him. We should give him time. If what you say is true, it won’t take long for me to ban Fen and be done with it. Until then, however, he is free to comment, assuming he understands that I expect commenters here to behave like civilized adults.

  • Mad Celt

    I would ask what gayness has to do with volleyball but that’s evident.

  • SDN

    Sorry, Robert. I’m a friend of Sarah’s. Fen aka Yama the space fish is not someone new to me, or her. Compared to what he’s earned, I was nice. 8-)

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