01/15/2012 08:52 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Straight Alliance Taking Hold In Earlier Grades: Report

It took just a single word for Marcel Brown to make up his mind to join his school's Gay Straight Alliance.

"I was walking down the hallway with my little brother, and he was messing around with his friends and they called him a 'faggot,' " said Marcel, an eighth-grader at San Francisco's Everett Middle School. "And I thought, 'That's messed up.' My older brother is gay."

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