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Bullied Black Gay Teen Facing Explusion

Don Lemon talks to teen "Dynasty" Young, who's facing expulsion after bringing a stun gun to school to ward off bullies. Dynasty's mother, Chelisa Grimes, stands in full support of her gay son.  According to a report conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), more than 80% of LGBT students of color reported hearing the word “gay” used in a negative way, such as the expressions “that’s so gay” or “you’re so gay,” often or frequently in school. Approximately one quarter of African American (22%) students like Dynasty had missed at least one full day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable.



The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.