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LGBTQ+ advocates demand answers after death of Oklahoma teen

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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A 16-year-old student died following a fight at an Oklahoma high school – and as an investigation into the cause of death continues, advocates point to a heightened and hostile climate against the LGBTQ+ community. Nex Benedict, whose family says identified as nonbinary, died February 8, one day after they told their family they and a transgender student were involved in a fight with others at Owasso High School. Police in Owasso are investigating. Sue Benedict, Nex’s guardian and biological grandmother, told The Independent Nex was badly beaten during the...

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