Chris Armstrong: ‘Students Need To Know Where It Can Get Better’

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Former University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss his experiences of being publicly bullied by then-Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell for being openly gay. Shivell has since been fired, and Armstrong has launched a scholarship fund for victims of anti-gay bullying. “Students are still committing suicide and choosing that route even in spite of being told that it gets better. And I think students need to know specifically where it can get better, the places it can get better and find communities — like the University of Michigan — that really welcome LGBT students,” he said. Watch it:

Armstrong’s video announcing the scholarship:

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