In the hallways of a rural Oregon high school, gay and lesbian students were taunted with homophobic slurs. And when gay and lesbian students got into trouble, the school’s principal assigned a specific punishment just for them: readings from the Bible. Students detailed those allegations in recent state investigative reports into the North Bend School District, a coastal area about 100 miles north of California. In the reports, gay and lesbian high school students described years of harassment and bigotry from school employees and other students, and a deeply religious culture that silenced their complaints. The state found “substantial evidence” of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at North Bend High School.
Source: New York Times May 16, 2018 17:03 UTC