Schöner Trailer zu einer wichtigen Doku: Jamie Nabozny wurde von seinen Mitschülern fertiggemacht, weil er homosexuell war, er wurde geschlagen, getreten und man urinierte auf ihn. Die Lehrer sahen alle weg. Dann verklagte er seine Schule.
For four years Jamie Nabozny was subjected to relentless antigay verbal and physical abuse by fellow students at his public high school in Ashland, Wisconsin. Students urinated on him, pretended to rape him during class and when they found him alone kicked him so many times in the stomach that he required surgery. Although they knew of the abuse, school officials said at one point that Nabozny should expect it if he’s gay. Nabozny attempted suicide several times, dropped out of school and ultimately ran away. But he wanted to make sure that other students didn’t go through the same kind of nightmare.
He sued his former school, but a trial court dismissed his lawsuit. Lambda Legal took over his case before a federal appeals court, which issued the first judicial opinion in the nation’s history finding that a public school could be held accountable for not stopping antigay abuse. The case went back to trial and a jury found the school officials liable for the harm they caused to Nabozny. The case then settled for close to $1 million.
Den Film gibts (zumindest in den USA) für lau für Lehrer und Schulen und meiner Meinung nach sollte er schleunigst synchronisiert werden und auch an deutschen Schulen allen Schülern mindestens einmal gezeigt werden.