Prism & Pen
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Prism & Pen

Oregon School Board Bans LGBTQ and BLM Symbols

Equates symbols of love with symbols of hate

When I was 14, a sweet boy in my English class killed himself. I don’t know if he was gay, but everybody said he was, and I had a secret crush on him. He got bullied terribly, and while I can’t be certain anti-gay bullying is why he died, I know it contributed to his mental health crisis.



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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.