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Openly Gay Teen Graeme Taylor Speaks Out for Equality

Openly Gay Teen Graeme Taylor Speaks Out for Equality

Graeme Taylor is all smiles as he chats with Ellen DeGeneres on a new episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The 14-year-old openly gay student spoke out in support of his teacher, Jay McDowell, a high school economics teacher in Michigan who was suspended without pay for a day after an incident in his classroom. Jay removed a student from his class after the student said that he did not accept gays.

Graeme spoke in Jay‘s defense at a school board meeting, saying, “I’ve been in classrooms where children have said the worst things – the kinds of things that drove me to a suicide attempt when I was only 9 years old.”

“These are the things that hurt a lot,” Graeme added. “There is a silent holocaust out there, in which an estimated 6 million gay people every year kill themselves.”


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