Two Clovis High School graduates are being awarded the ACLU of New Mexico’s 2011 Guardian of Liberty Award for their efforts at organizing the school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).
The winners are James Walker and Steven De Los Santos.
In a press release Monday, the ACLU noted the two “had attempted several times in the past to establish the club … but were continually rebuffed by the administration.”
The GSA was approved by the school board on May 4.
Walker is a freshman at the University of New Mexico and De Los Santos is studying at New Mexico State University.