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Tennessee Dont Say Gay

Bullied 11-Year-Old Gets Victory Over Anti-Gay Politician

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A openly gay 11-year-old boy's campaign against a homophobic Tennessee representative has succeeded. Marcel Neergaard is a Tennessee boy who was h...

Taking a Stand Against Anti-Gay Bullying (VIDEO)

Marcel Neergaard | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay 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.

StudentsFirst's Weak Response To Backlash Over Honoring John Ragan, Anti-Gay Tennessee Lawmaker

Scott Wooledge | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

It's some excuse making rolled up with some happy PR talk: "We love gay and transgender kids!" But there's no concrete promise of making any changes to their criteria for honoree selection or their fundraising efforts or really any action at all, promised or delivered.

Don't Say It!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Word is going to be bandied about quite often throughout day by all sorts of people, no matter how hard I may try to get people to remove it from their vocabulary. Word is still present. Word still exists. Word does not disappear just because I choose not to use word in this essay.

What Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Have Done To Me

Parenting.com | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Parenting.com

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.

'Don't Say Gay' Bill's Sponsor Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The state politician responsible for Tennessee's controversial and recently revived "Don't Say Gay" bill apparently responded to some of his critics M...

State's Controversial 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Back, Now Requires Teachers To Out Students

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, a...

'Don't Say Gay' Bill Gets The Axe

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

A controversial bill in Tennessee meant to restrict public school discussion of sexuality and LGBT issues is set to die without a vote after the key G...

Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Advances Despite Protests

Posted 02.16.2012 | Gay Voices

Despite nationwide criticism, a controversial Tennessee bill that would restrict references to homosexuality in schools has cleared its first hurdle i...

Tennessee's Coming Storm Of Anti-LGBT Legislation

Brandon Thomas | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Brandon Thomas

Not only is it going to take every Tennessean who believes in equality to help fight this horrible legislation, but it is also going to take people across the nation to shut down these unrepentant, negative, and regressive mindsets.