So back on Spirit Day at Howell High School in Michigan, teacher Jay McDowell (who was wearing a purple shirt) asked a student to leave his classroom after the student made hateful comments about Gay people.
The TEACHER was suspended.
Here's a video of a students speaking out at the school board meeting in the teacher's support:
(If this embedded video doesn't work, try going here to watch it: http://bit.ly/h9IfAf)
And here's more about the teacher's suspension (note: the queerty site has adult ads on it. You can see the article here.)
Thank you, Jay, for not letting anti-gay hate speech go unchallenged in your classroom.
And Thank you, Graeme, for STANDING UP for what's right.
You both inspire me.
P.S. Thanks as well to Arianne for giving me the heads-up on this story, so I could share it with all of you!