Arkansas High School Censors Yearbook Profile Of Gay Student’s Coming Out
Taylor Ellis was one of six students to be profiled in the Sheridan High School yearbook, but school authorities squelched it because Ellis wanted to discuss his his sexual orientation and why he came out.
…school officials, citing possible negative repercussions against Taylor, have decided to cancel the profiles for all six students, even though Ellis and his mother have both approved of the story, reports the Student Press Law Center.
“I personally I do not think there’s a risk of that because everyone in the school already knows. It’s not a secret (that Taylor’s gay),” said Hannah Bruner, assistant editor of Yellowjacket, who wrote the profile.
“He did come out last year and he did it over a social networking site so everyone knows already, and the story, like I said, is talking about how accepting everyone has been toward him,” she said.