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PFLAG of Jacksonville awards $24,000 in scholarships

There are 183 comments on the The Florida Times-Union story from Aug 19, 2009, titled PFLAG of Jacksonville awards $24,000 in scholarships. In it, The Florida Times-Union reports that:

PFLAG of Jacksonville awarded $24,000 to 12 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner Aug.

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Jacksonville, FL

#193 Oct 8, 2009
Jacksonville's LGBT youth in crisis have people who help

United States

#194 Jan 24, 2010
DemonsEye wrote:
I think I'll start a scholarship fund, I'll only give it to christian white kids.
Lets see how fast I get sued.
It happens all the time. Non-profit Organizations that give out funds for scholarships, etc., are free to decide for themselves who qualifies as a recipient. If the KKK decided to give out college scholarships (and who knows, maybe they already do), they would have every legal right to award them based on essays on the evils of minorities.

Morally that'd be a little messed up, but legally not a problem.

Of course the PFLAG scholarships are going to be awarded to LGBT students, since the purpose of the organization is to assist that minority group in achieving equal opportunity in our government and society. Complaining about that would be like complaining about NAACP refusing to give scholarships to white students.

Jacksonville, FL

#195 Jan 24, 2010
Good for them. Education is empowering.

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