Rolling Stone’s Sabrina Rubin Erdely describes the human cost of political gay-bashing: nine student suicides in two years in Michelle Bachmann’s home district. The article attributes this to the local School Board’s embrace of a fervent anti-gay agenda. This in turn fed a climate of severe anti-gay bullying in the schools, making targeted students’ life hell — while administrators did nothing, maybe under the Board’s policies could do nothing, to protect them.
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