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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.