Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Outed to Mom, Then Expelled

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Outed to Mom, Then Expelled

Article excerpt

My parents couldn't believe it when the principal of Trinity Christian Academy told them I was gay, was running a supportive Web site for gay youths, and was likely to be expelled. Then six days later I was expelled.

Since then, my parents have worked with me on keeping My-Boi.com open, but my mom doesn't like the fact that I'm gay and doesn't approve of it.

Good Morning America contacted me, and I'm thinking of going on the show, but my parents have said they will kick me out of the house if I do. They also say they will help pay for me to go to college only if I go to school here in Texas, even though I want to go to a school out of state. I've been accepted at Purdue University in Indiana and have applied to the University of Washington to study computers and business. [Barnett's fall college costs will now be covered by an honorarium from the Point Foundation, announced January 11.--Ed. …

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