Memphis High School Principal’s Homophobic Blacklist

Seeking to eliminate public displays of affection, [Principal] Beasley asked that students and teachers report suspected romantic couples to her. She then compiled a list and posted it where teachers and other students could read it.

One of the young men, … an 11th grader who just made the Dean’s List, spoke with Eyewitness News Everywhere. ‘It was actually frightening,” he says, ‘to see a list with my name on it where not just other teachers could see but students as well.” Nicholas says his teachers and other students treat him differently as a result of Principal Beasley’s decision and that he and Andrew have both had to deal with verbal assaults.