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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.

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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.

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Heinous “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passes Tennessee House Committee

by David Badash ● 7:15 AM February 16, 2012
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Tennessee voted in favor of their now infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill in a House Education Committee hearing Wednesday.

Discrimination

Bullying Not Investigated In Suicide Of 14-Year Old Anti-Gay Bullying Victim

by David Badash ● 10:52 AM February 6, 2012
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Police say they are unaware that bullying was a factor in the January 29 suicide death of 14-year old anti-gay bullying victim Rafael Morelos.

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Martha Boggs: Why I Kicked Senator Campfield Out Of My Restaurant

by David Badash ● 2:03 PM January 31, 2012
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Martha Boggs, owner of Knoxville’s Bistro at the Bijou kicked anti-gay Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield out of her restaurant on Sunday.

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GOP Senator: “Virtually Impossible” For Heterosexuals To Contract AIDS

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM January 26, 2012
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Tennessee Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield today said that it is “virtually impossible” to get AIDS through heterosexual sex.

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Day After Gay Teen’s Suicide, Lawmaker Says Gays Not “Mentally Healthy Adult Human Beings”

by David Badash ● 3:05 PM January 24, 2012
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A Tennessee lawmaker one day after the suicide a gay Tennessee teen, wrote a constituent telling her that a gay person is not a “mentally healthy adult human being.”

Discrimination

Gay Tennessee Teen Who Committed Suicide Was Bullied Relentlessly

by David Badash ● 12:49 PM January 23, 2012
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Over 100 classmates of Phillip Parker, who was just 14 when he committed suicide Friday, were quick to tell Parker’s family he was the victim of anti-gay bullying.