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Michelangelo Signorile

LISTEN: Gay 11-Year-Old Who Was Victorious Over Anti-Gay Politician Speaks Out On Big Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

"People keep calling me brave, but it seemed like something I just wanted to do,” said 11-year-old Marcel Neergaard, the Tennessee student who brill...

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.

Tennessee State Rep. John 'Don't Say Gay' Ragan Insists He's Not Anti-Gay

Scott Wooledge | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

In his view, it isn't an anti-gay bill but a "mental health bill" that says that school officials must "notify parents or legal guardians in the manner specified by law for such a medical referral" if a child is, among other things, suspected of being LGBTQ.

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.