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Kearian Giertz

From Bullied Gay Teen To Anti-Bullying Activist: Why I Decided To Make A Difference

Blake Danford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Blake Danford

As an openly gay student, I have faced adversity in many forms, from students and school administrators alike. Bullying from students is common, but when it comes from the administration, it becomes downright dangerous.

How This Straight, Christian Girl From A Conservative Family Found Herself Fighting For LGBT Youth

Katelyn Hall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katelyn Hall

Because we believe so strongly in equality, Blake and I, along with our allies at YETA, decided that change at our school alone was not enough. There are LGBT young people all over Orange County, Southern California, and the entire state who need help standing up for their rights.

Gay Teen Disqualified From High School Pageant Speaks Out

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I sat down with Kearian Giertz, fellow out teen Blake Danford, and heterosexual, LGBT-supportive Katy Hall, all friends and Fullerton Union High School seniors, to discuss what it is like to be out and gay in school, and the event that propelled them into the headlines.

Teen Disqualified From High School Pageant For Pro-Gay Marriage Remark

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Classmates, parents and local advocates say they are outraged after a California teen was disqualified from an annual high school competition after ma...