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Taking a Stand Against Anti-Gay Bullying (VIDEO)

Marcel Neergaard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marcel Neergaard

During my first year in middle school, I experienced severe bullying. I was called terrible names that were quite hurtful. At that time, I had just realized that I'm gay, and the bullies used the word "gay" as an insult. This made me feel like being gay was horrible.

What Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Have Done To Me | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Campfield's latest version of the bill would require teachers or school administrators to out suspected gay youth to their parents. I suspect that Campfield misunderstands how kids, even young kids, figure out who they are -- and how important it is not to interfere with that process.