Highschoolers stand up to homophobic bullies

As I argued in my article about the new Texas public school regulations that basically mandate administration-controlled student-led prayers at all school functions, there are always going to be brave kids who will risk being ostracized and attacked if it means standing up to injustice.

Here’s a great example: a freshman student came to the first day of school and was threatened and ridiculed just because he wore a pink shirt, a supposed symbol of homosexuality.

Two senior students decided to take a stand against the attacks, and now the school is awash in pink.

According to the Herald, “[Shepard] said one of the bullies angrily asked him whether he knew pink on a male was a symbol of homosexuality. He told the bully that didn’t matter to him and shouldn’t to anyone. ‘Something like the colour of your shirt or pants, that’s ridiculous,’ he said. ‘Our intention was to stand up for this kid so he doesn’t get picked on…It’s my last year. I’ve stood around too long and I wanted to do something.'”

Bravo.

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