Friday, October 8, 2010

Mich. Official Off Job After Targeting Gay Student - by Rick Pluta, October 1, 2010, NPR

In Michigan, Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has taken a sudden leave of absence. This comes after the University of Michigan officially barred him from the campus. He has been threatened with arrest for trespassing if he returns. Photo

Shirvell has been showing up at campus events to protest and taunt Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student body president of the University of Michigan. Shirvell also wrote a blog called "Chris Armstrong Watch," devoted to the college senior, who majors in sociology.

Now, Shirvell is headed to court and could lose his job for his crusade against Armstrong.

GAY TEENAGE SUICIDE - University of Michigan - Michigan Attorney General - Targeted gay Student breaks silence on blog – October 7, 2010 -
New York (CNN) -- Chris Armstrong, the University of Michigan's first openly gay student body president, said the recent rash of headlines about gay teens who have committed suicide led him to break his silence about his own hurtful experience of being targeted online and in high school.
"It's hard not to say something," Armstrong told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360" Wednesday night.

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