RECENT  POSTS:  » NOM to gay families: Your relationships are 'simply about adult sexual desires' » Maggie Gallagher's new gig » How do you even talk with a movement that insists we 'cannot coexist'? » Sen. Manchin picks odd way to (D-istinguish) himself » Photo: Before city council votes on nondiscrimination, Charlotte anti-LGBT activists frame us as 'Homo-Nazis' » AG Holder: 'Marriage equality is an idea whose time has come.' » Viciously anti-gay activist Scott Lively to help us show SCOTUS what animus looks like; thanks, doll! » Audio: NOM prez equates his anti-gay fight with defeating slavery, conquering 'evils that were occurring in the Roman empire' » SCOTUS deals another blow to NOM; more to surely come! » Federal judge strikes Nebraska's discriminatory marriage ban  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

06/05/2013

Eleven-year-old *does* say 'gay'; wins major victory

by Jeremy Hooper

MarcelI was a eleven-year-old Marcel Neergaard. At least I would have been, had I had as much courage back when I was a young gay boy growing up in Tennessee.

Any way, this thrills me:

Today, the non-profit student advocacy organization StudentsFirst issued a statement denouncing the actions of Tennessee Rep. John Ragan for his co-sponsorship of the state's notorious "Don't Say Gay" bill, which stated that teachers should not be able to talk about any type of sexuality that isn't, "related to natural human reproduction" as well as expressed support for anti-bullying legislation federally and in states. The statement also expressed support for Marcel Neergaard, an 11-year-old self-identified gay child who started a petition on MoveOn.org calling for StudentsFirst to rescind the honor of "Reformer of the Year" given to Ragan by the organization. The petition gained more than 53,000 signatures.
KEEP READING: Victory for Marcel! StudentsFirst denounces "Don't Say Gay" bill, supports anti-bullying legislation [GLAAD]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails