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High School has ‘Anti-Gay Day’

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A Pennsylvania high school is in serious trouble after some students took part in a anti-gay day. A group of students in matching flannel shirts slapped posters full of anti-gay and hate speech on gay students’ lockers and drafted a “lynch list” of gay students. Claysville’s McGuffey High School saw as many as 100 students partake in the anti-gay event in protest a day after the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance held its Day of Silence. The Day of Silence was to draw attention and condemn bulling against gay students.

More via WPXI:

The homophobic students, mostly boys, wore flannel shirts on the same day and wrote “anti-gay” and drew crosses on the backs of their hands. The group stuck intimidating posters on gay students’ lockers and scuffled with Gay-Straight Alliance members and their supporters, student Zoe Johnson told WPXI.

“Yesterday, there was pushing, posters hung on homosexual students’ lockers. Teachers were having to run out and take them down,” she said.

Other students said the group had a “lynch list,” although they did not say what exactly the list meant. McGuffey Superintendent Erica Kolat said officials have not seen the rumored list, but that the school district was investigating the allegations.

The anti-gay protestors all wore red shirts to separate them from the student body and are not shy to display their bigotry and hate toward gay students. Gay-Straight Alliance and other students have tried to counter Anti-Gay Day with more protests but neither side is back down. The high school is conducting its own investigation. This is a perfect reminder that the fight for gay right isn’t over and no one should think the fight has been won.

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