RECENT  POSTS:  » Leave beloved children's author Beverly Cleary out of your dastardly agenda, NOM! » Video: Another hour, another anti-gay activist warning society of its impending, gay-initiated doom » Video: Target features gay dads in new ad #MadeToMatter » Brian Brown warns America: We probably won't survive gay people's marriages » Ben & Jerry's has the scoop on our inevitably sweeter future » READ: HRC's 'Export of Hate' report puts American activists on notice » NOM president joins NARTH's VP of operations at Utah conference » 'Yahoo! News' notes NOM's shocking turn toward global extremism » Anti-gay American Family Association claims the discriminatory business owner is our modern-day Hester Prynne » Focus on the Family fundraising at intersection of self-centeredness and anti-gayness  

« 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