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.