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Man who was harassed and beaten for being gay to speak with Logan students

Drew Kelly

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La Crosse Logan students will hear from a man that inspired the movie Bullied.

The film was created by the Southern Poverty Law Center about the struggles of Jamie Nabozny, who was bullied and harassed for being gay while growing up in Ashland, Wis.

Back in 1996, the now 43-year-old won a lawsuit against the School District of Ashland in federal court that established all students, including those who are gay, bisexual or transgender, have a legal right to a safe educational experience.

Nabozny spent five days in the hospital after an attack.

At 9:45 a.m. today at Logan High School, Nabozny will speak to students about the effect bullying has on people.

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, he will hold a free public screening of Bullied at the English Lutheran Church in La Crosse.

For more information, contact Kris Edwards at 608.775.3871.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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