Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tennessean profiles student activists

The Tennessean featured two teenagers, Nicholas Allen & Eric Austin, in Gail Kerr's "Eight faces of patriotism" story that ran on the front page on Friday, July 4.

Allen, who is gay, and Austin, a straight ally, both helped organize students to get the Metro School Board to pass a comprehensive anti-bullying policy.

You can read the profile and see their photo here.

The story is an example of how policy can be changed at any level should we actually take interest and get invovled.

At least The Tennessean featured the two students and actually covered a gay topic.

Meanwhile, Neal Anthony continues his fight against all kinds of homophobia in Warren County. A fight The Tennessean continues to ignore, as does Neal's local newspaper, The Southern Standard.

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