Orange County Youth Speak Out to Support Seth’s Law Against LGBT Bullying
On April 3, 2012, Kearian Giertz , then a senior at Fullerton Union High in Fullerton California, was a contestant in the school’s annual “Mr. Fullerton Pageant”. During the pageant’s interview portion, he was asked, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” Kearian responded to this question by discussing the awards that he hopes to win someday and then added that he hoped in ten years marriage equality would be legal so he could marry the man of his dreams. As he was speaking, a school administrator attempted to have the sound cut from his microphone. When Kearian left the stage, the administrator approached him, asked why he would say that, and disqualified him from the competition.