Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Maine High School Turns Out to Support Bullied Student

Portland news anchor Katie Bavoso tweeted this photo of Garrett McCann's supporters.
From the Huffington Post:

More than 100 students at a Maine high school rallied this week in support of a classmate who says he’s been subjected to intense bullying on campus because he’s gay.

Garrett McCann, who attends York High School in York, Maine, told Bangor Daily News he “definitely” felt supported after he spotted the rally, which began at 6:30 a.m. Monday. The 14-year-old’s parents, Timothy and Julie McCann, were among the crowd of demonstrators who wore rainbow-printed clothing and carried placards with slogans like “You are beautiful” and “Love is love.”

Garrett, who reportedly came out as gay over the summer, said his supporters “definitely outnumbered” the classmates he’s been bullied by. “It’s about four or five or six people [who were being bullies], and look at the people here,” he told Bangor Daily News. “I don’t even know some of these people and here they are.”

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