Joel Burns Fort Worth

October 15, 2010 by staff 

Joel Burns Fort Worth, This week, we in the LGBT community here in DFW are celebrating the courage of two members of our community: Trans teen Andy Moreno who chose to fight when his high school principal told her she could not run for Queen return, and Fort Worth city councilor Joel Burns, whose passionate and powerful speech on teen suicide and his own struggles of adolescence is to reach people worldwide.

But elsewhere, the same hatred and intimidation and harassment that has played a role in a number of highly publicized suicides among adolescents during the past month has been rearing its ugly head once again.

Nassau County police this week arrested three teenagers Long Island for allegedly assaulting a classmate for being gay – not once, but twice, and twice on a school bus, according to reports

Police charged 18-year-old David Spencer North Valley Stream, 16, Chase Morrison, Lakeview with both second-degree harassment and third-degree aggravated assault, and they charged 14-year-old Roy Wilson Baldwin’s third degree assault.

According to reports, three gunmen attacked their classmate 14-year afternoon bus Tuesday, October 12, as he left Nassau Boces Career Preparatory High School in Hicksville, kicking and stomping him while launching homophobic epithets at him. The next morning, Wednesday, Oct. 13, when the unnamed victim boarded the bus to school, the three attacked him again, using anti-gay slurs as they beat him in the face and head.

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