Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Resolution Of Tolerance

University of Michigan student Chris Armstrong, U-M's first openly gay student body president, has been the subject of anti-gay attacks by Assistant State Attorney General Andrew Shirvell in recent months, attracting national media attention. Armstrong filed a request for a personal protection order in September after months of being targeted by Shirvell, who launched a blog attacking him and showed up at numerous events criticizing him for his “radical homosexual agenda,” which includes pushing for gender-neutral housing on campus. Shirvell's blog has included pictures of Armstrong with slurs printed across his face and a rainbow flag featuring a swastika, calling him "Satan's representative" and a "privileged pervert." On Monday, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and the City Council stood up for Armstrong and passed a resolution condemning Shirvell's actions. Read the story here.

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