Gay Student Graeme Taylor Defends Teacher at School Board Meeting, Video Goes Viral

By on Nov 16, 2010 in Education, United States Comments

A 14-year old teen, Graeme Taylor stood up to a school board meeting in Michigan to defend Jay McDowell, a Howell High teacher. The teacher was suspended for ejecting two students from his class due to anti-gay remarks and the wearing of a Confederate flag image according to reports.

As reported in several news websites, Graeme Taylor‘s speech become popular in the internet. He is a former student in Howell High and he stood up in front of the board members about his experiences as a gay student and how McDowell had been supportive and also told that McDowell did an amazing thing and inspire a lot of people.

Here is the video of Graeme Taylor as he delivered his speech in front of the Board of Education meeting on Monday. The video was uploaded by YouTube user NowMyButtHurts.

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