US: LGBTQ Students Reportedly Told to "Make America Straight Again" During Homecoming Parade

During a homecoming parade at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas, students reportedly jeered at and harassed an LGBTQ student group, yelling "Make Olathe Northwest Straight Again," and telling them to kill themselves.

FOX4KC, a FOX affiliate, reports the Gender and Sexuality Alliance marched in Olathe's homecoming parade on September 21. All was fine as the group marched by the elementary and middle schools in town, but when they reached the high school, students reportedly threw candy at the LGBTQ students, yelling what was described as "aggressive heckling," FOX4KC reports. Students reportedly yelled "Make Olathe Northwest Straight Again," among other things, causing some students to feel so unsafe they reportedly stayed home from school the following day.

"People were throwing things at us, and I did hear a few words shouted at us kind of along of the lines of 'Make America Straight Again,'" an unidentified student told the outlet.

"Batches of people started saying hateful things phrases like: 'Kill yourself,' 'You're not welcome here,' 'We don't want you,'" a parent named Missy told KCTV5.

In a note posted to the GSA Twitter account, the group noted that they won't live in silence despite the alleged incident. Read more via Teen Vogue