Oh, what he said. At a school-board meeting last Friday, openly gay 14-year-old high-school student Graham Taylor came to the defense of Jay McDowell, a teacher in Howell, Michigan. McDowell was temporarily suspended without pay earlier this month after telling a student wearing a Confederate flag and a student making anti-gay remarks to get out of his class. Graham Taylor eloquently thanked the teacher for doing "an amazing thing" in a town home to the KKK, and urged the school board to give McDowell his pay and reverse the disciplinary actions. The inspiring video has made its way around the Internet. I am awed by the poise, the confidence and the activism of this young man.