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    "You're Gay!"
    By kyteacher

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    In third grade we always have someone call another student gay, just thinking they are funny. However, this always leads into our class conversation about how this hurts others, what it really means in today's society, how you never know who you are really talking about or offending. This always gets students attention and they are much more compassionate about the topic. However, I do have to put a hault to all the stories that start flowing out of the mouths of babes like, "Yea, my Aunt Dot lives with her friend Betty and they are gay." or "My dad left my mom for his boyfriend, Dan."

    I have had several students with same sex parents. These name calling tactics really hit home with them and it is my job to protect them from hurt and mean words without mean intent.

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