When Chris Sigler went to school wearing a t-shirt supporting the creation of a gay-straight alliance at his school, he was physically assaulted by Principal Maurice Moser as well as being verbally abused. He had also been harassed by students and staff for wearing the homemade t-shirt. Chris is not gay himself, but has many gay friends.
The Monroe County Board of Education has agreed to allow students to wear t-shirts in support of the formation of a GSA at the school, and they will be reviewing the dress code in order to ensure that students’ right to free speech is protected. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Tennessee have also demanded that the board revise its policies after Sigler was harassed for wearing it.
Sigler has stated that “A lot of kids get harassed at our school because they’re gay or they have gay friends, and we just want a space where we can all support each other and do something positive. We still want the GSA to be recognized as a club, but at least now the school won’t punish us for peacefully expressing our opinions.”
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