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

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On June 5, StudentsFirst rescinded John "Don't Say Gay"s title of Reformer of the Year, releasing a statement saying that they stood behind Marcel and supported safe school legislation.