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Students Wear Anti-Gay T-Shirts on 'Day of Silence' (Video)

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Last Friday was the "Day of Silence," which is supposed to raise awareness about how gay students are silenced and bullied in schools.

However, some students at Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Ore., decided to protest gay students with their T-shirts.

Student Alex Borho and a few of his friends wore T-shirts that said, "Gay Is Not Ok" and "Gay Day Is Not OK" (video below).

"I'm not comfortable with you guys making a whole day about what you believe," Borho told KATU. "So if you're going to make a whole day out of it and not talk and a have a 'moment of silence,' then I can wear my T-shirt."

Borho told KPTV that he doesn't have a beef with gay people, despite the shirt he wears.

"I don't have a big problem with gay people," added Borho. "It's just when they start parading around the school about how we have a day of silence for gays, lesbians and transvestites. We don't have a straight day."

However, most of the students do not support the anti-gay T-shirts.

"I was just really sad because I take pride in this school," said student Justin Low. "We're all students here and we're all trying to accomplish the same things: get through the four years, graduate and hopefully set ourselves for a bright future."

A school administrator told KATU that the anti-gay T-shirts will not be allowed.

The students must either take off the shirts or turn them inside out while on campus.

Sources: KATU and KPTV

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