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NY Public High School Silences Gay Student and Role Model

Principal says writing about overcoming homophobic bullying is forbidden

Tyler Johnson in his viral TikTok. Image used with permission.

When 17-year-old Tyler Johnson walked into Tully High School near Syracuse, New York yesterday morning, he felt anxious and unwelcome in the building. He was afraid of a talk he had to have with Principal Mike O’Brien, who’d just forbidden him to…

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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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