Civil Rights Organization Sides With Openly Gay High School Student

Civil Rights Organization Sides With Openly Gay High School Student

A civil rights organization leader writes a school after finding out they pulled an openly gay student's profile story from the yearbook.
SHERIDAN, AR -- A civil rights organization is now involved with the fight of an openly gay Sheridan High School student trying to get his profile back in the yearbook.

The president of the Human Rights Campaign wrote the school's superintendent and principal asking them to reverse their decision.

17-year-old Taylor Ellis came out on social media last year.

But after a student wrote his story for a yearbook article, Ellis says the principal told him it could lead to problems with bullying.

Ellis said, "He was thinking it was too personal for the yearbook, but I don't think it was personal. There wasn't too much in it. She (the writer) could've asked a lot more personal things."

The school's superintendent never returned our calls.

Click here to read the Human Rights Campaign's letter to school administrators.

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