Having endured severe bullying for the entire school year, on April 16 Dynasty Young of Indianapolis, Indiana used an electrical self-protection device to ward off bullies. Neither Dynasty, nor the bullying perpetrators were injured, but Dynasty was arrested for protecting himself. He was also suspended from school and is now facing expulsion. On Sunday evening, Dynasty and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, sat down for a live interview with CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon.
GLAAD staff have been working closely with Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes. We've also been working with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way. For more on our work with Dynasty and Chelisa, please see http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-working-indiana-gay-teen-facing-expulsion-protecting-himself.