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A Normal Teenager

(Michael Nowlan, photo credit: Kirsten Gargan)

We hear so many awful stories of bullying in schools and online, kids targeting each other with a seemingly off-hand cruelty.

Many high school students could be forgiven for just wanting to fit in - or fade into the background.

But that's not Michael Nowlan's way.

The Dieppe, New Brunswick teenager is openly gay, and often wears skirts and heels to class. He's also one of the most popular kids in school.

Michael graduates this year, and his teachers say he will leave a legacy of tolerance and kindness behind.

The CBC's Jonna Brewer brings us the story.

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