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Gay Student's Profile Not the Only One Pulled from Sheridan Yearbook

An openly gay Sheridan High School student is making national headlines after a long-form profile on him was pulled from his school's yearbook, but his profile wasn't the only one taken out.
SHERIDAN -- An openly gay Sheridan High School student is making national headlines after a long-form profile on him was pulled from his school's yearbook -- but his profile wasn't the only one taken out.

Taylor Ellis was one of several Sheridan students whose profiles were removed by the school's principal. Ellis has spoken out against the decision, and has received support from the Human Rights Campaign. Now another one of those students is speaking out.

Sophomore Nick Smith also had a profile. His detailed his best friend who died last year. Smith found out it wasn't going to be in the yearbook on the news. While it was a shock, Nick believes all of the profiles were too personal, and he's not thrilled with the attention Ellis' activism has brought.

"I'm kind of disappointed to the level [Taylor] took it," Smith said, "It's got a bunch of attention, negative attention towards the school, towards us, and like I said, it went from the six stories to his one story. His story got taken out because he was gay... I mean, we all got taken out."

Although his story was pulled, Nick said he will continue the memory of his best friend, and will gladly tell his story to anyone who asks.

The Human Rights Campaign continues to advocate for Taylor Ellis, and is asking the school to put the profile back in the yearbook.
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