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High school removes gay basketball player from yearbook

High school removes gay basketball player from yearbook
Dalton Maldonado
Dalton Maldonado Facebook

Outsports reports that Dalton Maldonado, a basketball player at Betsy Layne High School in rural Kentucky, was deliberately left out of a two-page yearbook spread that included every senior on the boys basketball team except for him.

Related: School Denies Excluding Gay Student From Yearbook

Maldonado came out a few months ago, and has endured harassment ever since.

Maldonado commented on Facebook about the glaring yearbook omission:

I had a person [affiliated] with the school tell me what they had learned about the school attempting to cover up the whole story. I recently saw my senior yearbook, I flipped right to the sports basketball page only to find my senior basketball picture missing…which devastated me.

Despite eyewitnesses confirming that Maldonado’s being harassed for his sexuality, the school refuses to answer any questions or even dispute Maldonado’s claims.

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