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Civil Rights

Gay Tennessee Seventh Grader Attacked With ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law He Defeated

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM March 11, 2014
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Even though 12-year old Marcel Neergaard helped kill Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, it’s still being used to quash his free speech and to create a hostile environment at school.

2014 Winter Olympics

Coke Quits Its ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Social Media Campaign

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM January 28, 2014
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If consumers wanted to write the word “gay” on the can the company’s website responded with, “Oops. Let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.” In other words, “don’t say gay.”

Education

Watch: Local News Interviews 11 Year Old Who Fought And Won ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Lawmaker

by David Badash ● 8:29 AM June 6, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard’s petition led to the author of a “Don’t Say Gay” bill losing his education “Reformer of the Year” award. “It made me feel like I went from a nobody to a person who had a national organization say we stand by you. All in five days.”

News

Bullied Gay 11 Year Old Explains How ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bills Lead Him To Consider Suicide

by David Badash ● 11:44 AM June 4, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard is a very intelligent and brave eleven-year old boy whose parents were forced to homeschool him because of “severe” anti-gay bullying fueled by Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

News

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Sen. Campfield Rages Against ‘Far Left’ University Of Tennessee

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM May 18, 2013
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Stacey Campfield hauled the president of the University of Tennessee into a senate hearing to testify about what Campfield sees as the “far left” leaning University.

Bigotry Watch

Michelle Rhee’s Education ‘Reformer Of The Year’ Is ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Author

by David Badash ● 1:49 PM April 27, 2013
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Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst claims to be a “grassroots movement,” but in reality it’s a PAC that funds anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-education Republican lawmakers and awards them for policies that hurt students and teachers.

News

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Posts Image Of Pressure Cooker To Make Gun Control-Boston Bombing ‘Joke’

by David Badash ● 10:37 AM April 24, 2013
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Stacey Campfield posted an image of a pressure cooker with the headline, “Here comes Feinstein again,” a reference to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban bill.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Dies From Extreme Homophobia

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM March 27, 2013
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Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill has died an exquisite, almost karmic death, after it was made it even more homophobic than before.

Education

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Kills Funding For Sex Education At University Of Tennessee

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 26, 2013
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Senator Stacey Campfield, known for his annual attempts to pass the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has succeeded in forcing the University of Tennessee to pull funding for a sex education week.

Discrimination

New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Forces Teachers To Tell Gay Kids They Need A Psychiatrist

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM March 13, 2013
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The latest version of Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill would require teachers to tell gay students they need a psychiatrist, and literally hand them a referral.

Discrimination

Tennessee GOP’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Opposed By Majority Of Tennessee Voters

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM March 7, 2013
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State Senator Stacey Campfield’s obsession, the latest incarnation of the Tennessee GOP’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is opposed by 57 percent, the majority of Tennessee voters.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Lawmaker Who Calls Gays Not ‘Mentally Healthy’ Introduces New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM February 15, 2013
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A Republican lawmaker introduced a new “Don’t Say Gay” bill into the Tennessee House yesterday, as a companion to infamous state senator Stacey Campfield’s updated and strengthen anti-gay legislation.

News

Stephen Colbert Wants ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator To Become President (Video)

by David Badash ● 10:45 AM February 9, 2013
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Stephen Colbert this week “endorsed” Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield for president, baed on his “Don’t Say Gay” bill and a bill that would reduce welfare payments to families if their children do poorly in school.

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Explains HIV Prevalence In Africa: They’re Really Into Sodomy

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM February 6, 2013
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Stacey Campfield says “homosexual activists” are “the biggest bullies in the world,” and HIV/AIDS is prevalent in Africa because straight people there are really, really into sodomy.