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Mom Arrested for Entering School and Confronting Son’s Homophobic Bullies: WATCH

A South Carolina mother was arrested after entering an elementary school and confronting her son’s homophobic bullies. KTVU reports: “The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Rathburn entered Greenbrier Elementary School without permission and began yelling at a class of third-grade students, pointing her finger in a threatening manner. Beth Brotherton, director of communications for the Greenville school district said that Rathburn had admitted she did not know who the bullies were, but Rathburn insists she did.” According to Rathburn, “He was told that he was ugly, that he was stupid,...
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Esther McVey: Parents should have power to stop 15-year-olds learning gays exist

Conservative leadership candidate Esther McVey has said that parents should be able to block their children from learning about same-sex relationships in school until age 16. McVey, the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, was challenged by LBC‘s Nick Ferrari on Wednesday (June 5) after she waded into a row over LGBT-inclusive education to claim parents should have the right to block lessons in primary school. Esther McVey: relationships education ‘from 16’ Asked what age relationships education should become mandatory, McVey replied: “I think, once the person is...
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High School Valedictorian: School Axed My Commencement Speech Because I Wrote About Being Gay — WATCH

Nat Werth, a valedictorian at Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Wisconsin, says administrators canceled his commencement speech because he wrote about being gay. The class’s salutatorian (second-highest ranking student) gave their speech instead. Wrote Werth in his speech: “On my own journey to self-acceptance, I have trekked through the depths of depression, found that God’s love is endless, and embraced the fact that I’m gay. Absolutely no one should have to go through what I have gone through simply to come to the conclusion that homosexuality is not a sin....
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Trans student crowned prom king in Massachusetts

Teenage trans student Nicholas Bulman has been named prom king at his high school in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At the Great Gatsby-themed prom, held last Friday (May 24), five boys were candidates for prom king. They had all been nominated by teachers at Barnstable High School, and on Friday night the students chose Bulman as their prom king. “It was… really awesome,” Bulman told the Cape Cod Times. “All my friends hugged me and congratulated me.” “It was a really fun night,” he said. “Everyone looked dapper and beautiful.” Lyn Vazquez,...
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