Category Title VII

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LGBTQ+ Rights are Human Rights But Ignorance, Religion, and Fear Attack Them

John Wallis Neosho (Missouri) Junior High School teacher

Missouri, Texas, Iowa, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia lead the attack on LGBTQ+ people of all ages and LGBTQ+ human and civil rights. John Wallis, a 22-year-old teacher of drama, speech, and world mythology at Neosho Junior High School, in southwest Missouri, hung the pride flag on a bookshelf, as well as a sign that read “in this classroom, EVERYONE is welcome” in order to let students know they could come to him for help. Following complaints from a few parents, Wallis had to resign from Neosho Junior High School after being told to not only take the flag down from his classroom but also to sign a letter promising not to discuss sexuality or gender with students...

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