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I have a pair of rainbow socks to express my homosexuality and many times I’ve been called a fag, fruity pebbles, and gay.

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In the lunch room someone screamed at me, “Shut your mouth you little hoe.”

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Someone told me, “If you killed yourself, no one would care.”

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I texted my mom and asked her to come get me. I was crying; girls were calling me mean names again.

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Online people have posted about me calling me a “Nigger.”

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Someone said to me, “You’re such a slut, this school is so much better without you in it.”

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I’ve been called “fire crotch” several times in texts.

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At school someone screamed “fag” at me.

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I couldn’t even understand what she was yelling, and everyone was like “ooou” and laughing and telling us to fight, and I just stood there. It was so embarrassing. I tried to walk away and she stopped me. I pulled away and pushed through everyone to run to the office.

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When I walked down the hall someone yelled to me “No hoes allowed in this hallway!”

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When I told the counselor about what happened he asked if I approached them first. I told him I didn’t, but he didn’t believe me. I was sent back to class and as far as I know, nothing happened to them.

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Someone yelled “fat cow” when I walked by.

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I overheard someone talking about me today, they said, “I hope that bitch fucking dies.”

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I hear almost everyday, “Get out of this school, everyone fucking hates you.”

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People keep saying, “ You shouldn’t have spread your legs!”

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As I walked out of class someone said “Hey, I have a question for you. If I stuck my fingers in your mouth, would you that turn you on you little hoe.”

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Someone yelled at me “You’re a cunt.”

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People shout out “How many fingers?” to me in the hallway.

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Lots of people have said to me they want to beat and kill me for being gay.

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These things would absolutely, fucking, never be acceptable, for any adult, in any workplace, most of them would be considered sexual harassment, and anyone who said them would have their asses fired in a second; but they are not even adults, and they are not in a workplace. These are kids, not more than 15 years old, and this is only a few examples from our small town. If you think Middleville doesn’t have a problem, you’re wrong, they are dealing with more bullshit than we could even handle ourselves.

When it comes to kids, we like to label every type of harassment as “bullying” and act like it’s the norm. We all do our best to change it, but our best is actually not changing a damn thing. The fact that it’s gotten to this point is a total fucking fail. It’s about time for adults to act like adults, because it’s not a problem our kids should have to solve.

We are ready to take action. Let us know if your ready to help.

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Stephanie Frein