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Pennsylvania High School Teacher Shows Video Mocking Gay Student and His Transgender Prom Date: VIDEO

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Jared Swank, a senior high school student in Hanover, Pennsylvania, says he was mocked by a teacher who shared a video she took of Swank and his transgender prom date to other students, WNEP reports:

Swank, 18, said his senior prom over the weekend was a memorable one. The openly gay student at Hanover Area High School said he and his transgender female date enjoyed dancing the night away, but on Monday he said his prom experience took an ugly turn.

“I went to prom. One of the teachers took a video and put it on the whiteboard here at school and other students saw it and made comments,” added Swank.

Jared’ s mom said he has been bullied since eighth grade and this alleged incident was just another example.

“It hurt him, it hurt him. He was embarrassed, he was chastised. As a matter of fact, we just came from the gas station to get a drink before we got here and some of Hanover Area students yelled out the window, ‘(expletive).’ So that’s what it’s done. It’s antagonized more bullying,” said mother Dawn Mendygral.

The motivation behind the teacher's showing the video is unclear.

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  1. Her last name is Hummer? Lol. If that's so, you'd think she would have developed some empathy given the amount of ribbing she takes for that.

    Posted by: Ben | May 16, 2012 12:01:09 PM


  2. MUNRU,

    I'm sure that you didn't do this but often the Gay guys who are ashamed of us non-gender role conforming Gays JOIN the gay-bashers against us. That's what LITTLE KIWI has been trying to explain all these months about people like RICK.

    It is terrible to an highschool aged Gay kid or Transgender kid when other Gay people join in the gaybashing. In my case, it was/is unforgivable. There are Gays who bashed me-- who didn't come out until after highschool. I've hated them for almost 40 years now. Of course, some of them died during the Epidemic...I don't have to hate them anymore.

    And no, I'm not going to any therapy to get rid of that hate. It isn't that unhealthy--just bad humiliating memories, that's all. I can continue to live with it. I aint missin' nothin'.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 16, 2012 12:32:50 PM


  3. MUNRU,

    I'm sure that you didn't do this but often the Gay guys who are ashamed of us non-gender role conforming Gays JOIN the gay-bashers against us. That's what LITTLE KIWI has been trying to explain all these months about people like RICK.

    It is terrible to an highschool aged Gay kid or Transgender kid when other Gay people join in the gaybashing. In my case, it was/is unforgivable. There are Gays who bashed me-- who didn't come out until after highschool. I've hated them for almost 40 years now. Of course, some of them died during the Epidemic...I don't have to hate them anymore.

    And no, I'm not going to any therapy to get rid of that hate. It isn't that unhealthy--just bad humiliating memories, that's all. I can continue to live with it. I aint missin' nothin'.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 16, 2012 12:33:09 PM


  4. Good luck to Jared Swank and his mother! I hope the teacher is fired.

    Posted by: Jay | May 16, 2012 1:02:01 PM


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