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Watch: Connecticut Crowns Its First Gay Male Prom Queen

by David Badash ● 10:04 AM May 27, 2014
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A Danbury, Connecticut high school on Friday had the honor of crowning the state’s first gay male prom queen.

News

‘She Didn’t Say Anything Contradicting Our Faith’ Says NC Catholic School About Homophobic Nun

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM April 3, 2014
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Charlotte Catholic High School and officials from the Roman Catholic Diocese Of Charlotte last night spent almost three hours in a closed-door meeting with 1000 angry parents whose children had been subjected to homophobic lies by a regular guest lecturer.

News

So, What Happened To The Three Black Teens Arrested For Waiting For A School Bus?

by David Badash ● 4:41 PM December 11, 2013
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A judge has rendered a decision in a case involving three Black star high school basketball players who were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for waiting for a school bus.

News

Public School Hires Christian Speaker Who Tells Girls To ‘Shut Up’ To Be ‘Dateable’

by David Badash ● 1:03 PM November 18, 2013
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A Texas public high school and a Christian speaker are both under fire for controversial and sexist remarks the speaker, Justin Lookadoo, made during the assembly.

Civil Rights

Going To Court: Kate Hunt, 18-Year Old Charged In Underage Same-Sex Relationship, Refuses Plea Deal

by David Badash ● 3:37 PM May 24, 2013
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Kate Hunt has refused a plea deal in a case that has focused the nation on discriminatory prosecutions and ways in which LGBT people are treated differently by some prosecutors.

Discrimination

18-Year-Old High School Senior Charged With Sexual Battery For Her Same-Sex Relationship With A 15-Year-Old Freshman

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:37 PM May 20, 2013
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Two Florida high school girls, one a senior, one a freshman, entered into a consensual relationship. All seemed well until the older girl turned 18. That’s when, out of the blue, the younger girl’s parents had her arrested for sexual battery on a person 12-16, a 15-year felony.

Education

Santorum Admits His Now-Canceled Speech To High School Teens Was About Gay Marriage Not ‘Leadership’

by David Badash ● 11:31 AM April 10, 2013
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Rick Santorum was scheduled to speak two weeks from today at a Michigan public high school, but administrators just canceled the event after protests by several teachers.

Education

Standing On The Right Side Of History: 16 Year Old Jack Andraka Is ‘The Edison Of Our Times’

by Stuart Wilber ● 3:38 PM March 23, 2013
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A photo posted on my Facebook page was captioned, “This is Jack Andraka, he is 15 years old and openly gay. He’ll be sitting with Michelle Obama tonight at the State of the Union. Jack has invented an inexpensive way for early detection of pancreatic cancer.”

Discrimination

Texas High School Censors Lesbian Couple’s Photo From Yearbook

by David Badash ● 11:47 AM March 6, 2013
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A San Antonio, Texas high school is facing charges of anti-gay discrimination after deciding to censor a photo of a lesbian couple from its yearbook’s Valentine’s Day tribute.

Education

‘What Queers Do Is An Abomination Against God’ High School Teacher Tells Students (Audio)

by David Badash ● 9:41 AM February 1, 2013
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An Alabama high school teacher, Bob Grisham, was recorded telling his students that what “queers” do, “it’s an abomination against God.”

News

Alabama High School Football Fans Would Like You To Know Purple Is ‘Gay’

by David Badash ● 11:30 AM September 4, 2012
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Yesterday in Alabama, fans of the Spanish Fort Toros high school football team announced to the world, via this shot on ESPN, that purple is “gay.”

Bigotry Watch

Romney Minimizes Gay-Bashing: ‘In High School I Did Some Dumb Things’

by David Badash ● 1:09 PM May 10, 2012
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Mitt Romney today attempted to minimize his accountability in reports of gay-bashing while in high school, by saying, “Back in high school I did some dumb things.”

Bigotry Watch

Mitt Romney Was A High School Gay-Bashing Bully

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM May 10, 2012
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Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, was a gay-bashing high school bully who pinned down a gay classmate and cut off his bleached-blond long hair.

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: “I’m Crying Because Your Son Is A Homosexual!”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 5:23 PM October 25, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story is from Gonzalo Garcia, a New York City actor turned personal trainer, and he is a personal friend. His story gives the idea of “you’re not the only one” new meaning. (You can join Gonzalo’s Facebook fan page, and follow him via Twitter.) It was 1998 and I was a [...]