It was a normal morning for Charles, but little did he know his day would turn for the worst. Only his family knew he was gay, and the school had some suspicion. He didn't think much of it, after all, there's nothing wrong with being gay, right?
Outside of the Principle's office
Am I in trouble? Hmm...
As Charles entered the doors of high school, he just knew that something wasn't right. He had an icky gut feeling, like something was going to go wrong. Still, he tried not to think about it.
Principle Lawson's office
ADMIT YOU'RE GAY!
Charles had Social Studies for first period. They were just finishing up class when he heard his name on the loud speaker. His mom or dad didn't need to pick him up early, and he didn't leave anything important at home that his parents needed to drop off. So what could it be?
Hallway of Cloverville highschool, CA
As he sat down outside of the principle's office, he knew that this was behind his icky gut feeling. Did he do something? Was he in trouble? He began to wonder if he had done anything wrong, but he hadn't. Or so he thought...
Turns out, the school had heard somewhere that Charles could be gay, and the school wanted to know for sure. The Principle began to interrogate him, asking him to admit he was gay. Charles proceeded to say...
Actually, I have chosen to keep that part of my life private. It's part of my student rights.
According the the ALCU, what the principle was doing was actually illegal and it violated Charles's student right, the LGBTQ+ privacy right. Charles was just happy he stood up for himself, and just like that, he went one with the rest of his day just like it was any other.