Openly Gay 14-Year-Old Defends Teacher To School Board

Graeme Taylor, a 14-year-old Ann Arbor student who is openly gay, stood up and spoke for his teacher, Jay McDowell, at a recent school board meeting. McDowell was disciplined last month for removing two students who had made anti-gay remarks in class. During his speech in support of his teacher, Taylor revealed his problems with bullying and a suicide attempt at the age of 9.