How Schools Justify Canceling Valedictorian Speeches About Coming Out

– THINK PROGRESS, JUNE 16 2015, FEAT. PROF. DEREK BLACK:

Two cases of administrators restricting LGBT student speech, the cancellation of a gay valedictorian’s speech and administrators who asked students to remove T-shirts with the words “Gay O.K.,” have received high-profile media coverage in the past few weeks. With 55 percent of Americans supporting same-sex marriage and more Americans knowing and supporting transgender people, acceptance of LGBT people is increasing, but legal protections of LGBT students’ speech are not always very strong.

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