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Mitt Romney Prep School Bully

I'm Glad Mitt Romney Wasn't In My Class At Cranbrook, Or My Big Gay Hair Would Have Been At Risk

Brett Berk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Berk

Like John Lauber, the highly-publicized object of Mitt Romney's teenage scorn, and the victim of a violent assault led by Romney during the end of his high-school years, I wore, as a proud symbol of my outsider status, a distinctly non-normative hairstyle.

Mitt Romney's Teen Years: A Time Of Homosexual Panic In America

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Those years, the mid-'60s, were in fact a critical time for the gay-rights movement: It was going to either burst forth or be suppressed by the kind of attitudes that empowered high-school boys of the time to hold down a kid perceived as gay and forcibly cut his hair.

What The Smackdown Cutting Of A Gay Teen's Hair Reveals About Mitt Romney

David Groshoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Groshoff

Rather than simply tease or pick on Lauber, Romney initiated the violent use of force against Lauber, attempting to ensure that Lauber appeared in a fashion acceptable to Romney.