A Canadian man has finally received an apology for a gay slur published in his high school yearbook.
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.
CBC has the exclusive:
A B.C. man has received a letter of apology from the North Vancouver School District for a homophobic slur printed in his high school yearbook more than four decades ago.
“I am writing to formally provide you with a sincere apology on behalf of the entire North Vancouver School District,” says a letter sent to Robin Tomlin on Oct. 4 and signed by John Lewis, the district’s superintendent of schools.
Tomlin says he’s been haunted for years after his high school yearbook committee printed the word “fag” next to his picture in the 1970 Argyle Secondary School yearbook.
Tomlin isn’t gay, but he says the slur stuck and he was badly bullied in school. He says he was even too afraid to go to his school prom for fear of being beaten up and eventually moved out of the area to start a new life.
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