Monday, April 9, 2012

UPstander: A High School Junior sues his school for the right to wear his "Jesus Was Not A Homophobe" T-shirt

Check out this story:

Maverick, an openly gay 16 year old Junior at Waynesville High School in Ohio wants to wear this shirt to his school for their April 20th Day of Silence - a student-driven event to raise awareness about bullying.

A close up of the T-shirt. I've gotta get one of these for my June Pride Month T-shirt Project!

The school principal evidently told Maverick that he'd be suspended if he wears the shirt to school, saying that, among other things, the shirt is "sexual in nature."

Maverick, with the help of Lambda Legal, is suing his school district for the right to wear the shirt.

And I'm cheering him on! 


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