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After Kenneth Weishuhn told classmates at his Iowa high school last winter that he was gay, his family says anonymous voice-mail threats began popping up on his cell phone. At school, some of his fellow students yelled anti-gay slurs, and the harassment got so bad that teachers at South O'Brien High School in Paullina, Iowa, began standing guard in hallways. Friends started an online...

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