A Protest Over Poet’s Lifestyle

Seven students from a Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas traveled all the way to Bethesda, Maryland to launch a protest at Walt Whitman High School. Why? Because Whitman was maybe gay. The kids from Bethesda did a good job standing up for Brooklyn’s original literary hero:

At the 2:10 p.m. dismissal, 500 students issued forth from the campus and lined up, several students deep, along the police tape, across Whittier Boulevard from the congregants. They alternately chanted the school name and “Go home!” — drowning out voices from across the street.