Homophobic Bullying in our Schools

8 Oct

Attacked for wanting a GSA

It is no small wonder why students feel justified in bullying their LGBT peers, when they see adults modeling homophobic bullying for them.  The latest incident in Monroe County, Tennessee is nothing less than unconscionable.  Not only did Principal Maurice Moser deny his school the right to have a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club, but he took it upon himself to physically bully Chris Sigler, the student who requested his high school to have a GSA.

According to Chris Sigler and his sister, Principal Moser “stormed into the classroom and ordered all other students to leave.”  Then “Principal Moser shoved Chris against the wall, repeatedly bumped his chest against Chris, and shouted, “Who’s the big man now?”  Principals and school administrators are supposed to protect students, as are elected public officials.  We have a categorically backwards system when Presidential candidates sign a pledge to discriminate against an already marginalized population and school officials physically accost LGBT students.  I am asking you to take action!  Think about the candidate you are voting for and whether they stand up for civil rights for all. I’m asking you to click here to take action and demand that Monroe County investigate Principal Moser’s actions.

4 Responses to “Homophobic Bullying in our Schools”

  1. James Queale October 8, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Such a sad story. I really hope that strong legal actions are taken.

  2. Mander Gandy October 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    If you have a bully problem, print a sign that says:

    WE EXPOSE BULLIES HERE:>>> http://www.exposethebully.net/

    and post it all over your school, workplace or blog.
    – Please re-post this helpful information on other blogs –

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt October 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

      Thank you for adding the link. We must all be involved in stopping and preventing bullying.

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