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Pennsylvania school board criticized for cancelling gay actor's anti-bullying speech

Education leaders have criticized a Pennsylvania school board for cancelling an upcoming appearance by actor and children's book author Maulik Pancholy, who is gay and was scheduled to speak against bullying at a middle school assembly. The board cited concerns about Pancholy's activism and lifestyle, as well as a policy against hosting overtly political events. The decision has sparked backlash from the LGBTQ+ community and others, with some calling it homophobic and starting online petitions to reinstate Pancholy's appearance.

Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/maulik-pancholy-pennsylvania-school-speech-canceled-a22533bb39cb2e4d59112f497fde961f

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