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Young Journalist Wins Prestigious Award

You may remember—back in 2008, a plan was floated to create a gay-friendly high school within the Chicago Public Schools. The group behind the proposed school dropped the idea after they were pressured to make revisions that eliminated any mention of sexual identity. At the time, young Isaac Stanley-Becker was a freshman high school student. He wrote a story on the proposed LGBT campus for his school newspaper. Now that story has won a journalism award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Social Justice and Human Rights. We speak with Isaac, who's now a sophomore at Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C.

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