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Marcel Neergaard, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, and realizing he's gay

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Knox News
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June 11, 2013

Marcel is 11 years old and gay. He’s also become something of a national celebrity for launching an online petition on left-leaning MoveOn.org that garnered more than 55,000 signatures last week. It resulted in StudentsFirst, a national grassroots organization formed to boost education, rescinding an award it gave to state Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, last year as “educational reformer of the year.”

On June 5, StudentsFirst rescinded John "Don't Say Gay"s title of Reformer of the Year, releasing a statement saying that they stood behind Marcel and supported safe school legislation.