Wimberly ISD board to hear arguments on allowing use of LGBTQ pride logo in online meeting Wednesday

The Wimberly ISD board of trustees will be hosting a special online meeting Wednesday night that will include an open session to hear arguments regarding the use of an altered district LGBTQ pride logo.

The meeting will be streamed online on YouTube on May 20 at 6 p.m. Members of the public can submit public comments online to the school board before 5 p.m. CST.

A grievance was filed on behalf of a Wimberly parent by the ACLU of Texas to defend his First Amendment rights. According to the ACLU, parents modified the Wimberly Texans logo with the colors of the rainbow flag during the first annual Wimberly LGBTQ Pride March last September.


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The logo was posted on Facebook and put on T-shirts to demonstrate support for LGBTQ students attending the district. The ACLU says the district threatened legal action in emails to parents if they didn't take down the altered logo by January.

The ACLU of Texas sent the district a letter in January, urging them to immediately stop taking legal action against parents and send a letter retracting the previous email to take down the logo.


The ACLU says Wednesday's meeting is the final stage of the grievance process and the first time the entire board will have an opportunity to resolve the dispute. An attorney will be presenting the argument for the ACLU of Texas and requesting that the district respect the parent's First Amendment rights and allow him to use the altered LGBTQ Pride logo.