B.C. youth wants to start anew in Kamloops after homophobic bullying in Barriere

Destiny Paul came out as gay in March and has since been dating a girlfriend in Barriere, B.C., but she says she didn’t anticipate it would result in a barrage of abuse from her school peers.

“[There’s] definitely name-calling. There [have] been times where my girlfriend and I were pushed [and] accidentally bumped into… we’ve had threats about hurting us,” Paul, 15, told host Shelley Joyce of CBC’s Daybreak Kamloops about her encounter with a group of male students at Barriere Secondary School.

Paul says she initially brushed off the abuse and didn’t think about reporting it to her mother and the school principal, but she says her silence led to the

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