Coming Out In Iowa: One Teen’s Story of Being Shunned And Bullied
DES MOINES, Iowa-- In 2009, Iowa became the first Midwest state to legalize same-sex marriage. Nearly a decade later, some Iowans still feel like they are fighting an uphill battle. The halls of Norwalk High School are loud. Away from that noise, junior Jaden Deals takes to his trumpet. “I would get angry, but I would be angrier at myself for letting it happen,” Jaden Deal said. “Mentally I would be taking a test and would see some kids out of the corner of my eye snicker at me”.