Gay Students Harassed and School Fails to Intervene

Top Quote Severe Anti-Gay Bullying at Franklin High School - Advocate Threatens to Sue. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2016 - WASHINGTON - Advocate Caleb Laieski, who dropped out of school due to anti-gay bullying and death threats. Laieski met President Obama and took his fight to Congress when he was 16 years old, and continues to fight for young people.

    Laieski received an email from Franklin County High School in Tennessee saying that they have "broccoli being thrown at LGBT students" and another email he received from a concerned advocate said that another gay student "had water thrown at him" and their gay-straight alliance is being compared to the terror group "I.S.I.S."

    Laieski immediately sent an email to the school principal and district officials highlighting their policy that clearly states that they protect all students - to include sexual orientation. These students have no help from their school and no one is being disciplined. Laieski has made it very clear that a lawsuit is near and these kids will be protected, so they better start intervening.

    To learn more about the issue at Franklin High and view the email putting the district on notice, you may go to:

    About Advocate Laieski:
    Caleb Michael Laieski is an environment and civil rights activist, as well as a champaign to the LGBT rights movement. He was bullied, dropped out of high school and quickly obtained his GED. After being bullied at the age of 16, he became a national advocate for anti-bullying, LGBT rights, and suicide prevention.

    Mr. Laieski lived in Arizona at the time and at the age of 16, he took his fight to Washington, D.C., where he met with over 200 staffers and members of Congress.

    This later resulted in Mr. Laieski meeting and being thanked for his work by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden. He was included in several speeches to the nation by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. He was also the Grand Marshal for both Phoenix Pride and Palm Spring's Pride.

    When he turned 17, he was appointed to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton's Staff as his Youth and Diversity Liaison. At the age of 18, he then went onto become a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for Arlington County, Virginia. During this time, he filed a lawsuit against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their lifetime ban on gays from donating blood.

    Laieski continues to be a major advocate for public safety, the environment, and LGBT Rights.
    Caleb Laieski -> Caleb ( @ ) CalebLaieski dot com

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