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Vancouver High School Apologizes To Man Whose Yearbook Printed A Gay Slur Under His Name

By Aviva Shen  

"Vancouver High School Apologizes To Man Whose Yearbook Printed A Gay Slur Under His Name"

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Forty-two years after Robert Tomlin’s high school yearbook published the word “fag” under his name, the North Vancouver School District has formally apologized. Tomlin, who is dying of terminal liver disease, told CBC News he was physically threatened and badly bullied after the yearbook came out. The school had previously asked him to sign an agreement not to sue them or make the story public in exchange for an apology. Now that CBC News has publicized the story, the superintendent’s letter offers “a sincere apology on behalf of the entire North Vancouver School District” and invites Tomlin to a face-to-face meeting.

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