I am 15 years old and go to a Catholic school in South Carolina. I am also on the cheerleading team. I get harassed every day at school for being the only male cheerleader. These include being called, gay, fag, and other names even though I am straight and have a girlfriend. Sadly this isn't the only thing that there doing. Taking my jacket and wiping up their spills, slapping me in the back of the head during class are a few other things. I kept turning the other cheek at first and trying to ignore them. That didn't work. I talked to my parents and they supported me in my efforts to stop them. So then I stood up and told them I am who I am and to get over it. It has helped and it has slowed down. I won't quit doing what I want because some people are ignorant.
The Male Cheerleader
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