Thursday, September 30, 2010

MI Asst A.G. bullying gay student

Did you know that for 6 months, Andrew Shirvell, assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an online bullying campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, an openly gay student assembly president at U Michigan in Ann Arbor? I didn't and I want to spread the word... I hope you will too.

CNN broadcaster, Anderson Cooper, had Shirvell on his show earlier this week and last night Cooper invited Shirvell's boss, Michigan Attorney General Cox (a man with a history of turning a deaf ear to GLBT issues), to his show to ask why he has allowed such aggressive behavior from his assistant. Needless to say, the story is both bizarre and frightening. There's a lot on the internet about this story - Queerty has a good posting you can read here.

I was going to read Shirvell's blog today, but after his appearance on CNN he blocked his site. I was student council president when I was in college, and I can't imagine what I would have done if someone did the same thing to me. I found Shirvell's office number and have decided to post it - his work telephone no. is (517) 373-4875.

Additionally, his boss, MI AG Mike Cox office e-mail is miag@michigan.gov. I'm going to send an e-mail to Mr. Cox for what its worth. The main number for the A.G.s office in Lansing, MI is (517) 373-1110

10/1/10 UPDATE
Boy Culture Blog has posted that Michigan A.G. Mike Cox has clarified reports that Andrew Shirvell has been suspended -- Note that he has not - Shirvell has taken a voluntary, paid leave of absence following months of harassing U of M student body president Chris Armstrong, whose homosexuality Shirvell literally views as a sign the younger man is 'Satan's emissary'.

To this I say WTF? So now Shirvell can spend 24/7 fixating on terrorizing this kid? And why shouldn't he? No disciplinary actions are underway; he's still receiving pay and benefits. Are you kidding me Michigan?

9 comments:

Damien Oz said...

I have just emailed the MI AG Mike Cox,

this is appalling.

Stan in NH said...

Nice work.
It sounds to me like this Shirvell's a cyber stalker! Me thinks he doth protest too much!

TOY COUTURE said...

Yeah this makes absolutely no sense. Had no idea. Rediculous.

Thank you for sharing.

Cubby said...

This guy's a psychopathic bitch, and, unfortunately, I think he's playing for our team, although he doesn't know it yet. Yep, I believe he's a self-loathing, repressed homosexual. The worst kind of enemy we have.

Ivan Vargas said...

He's been fired from Cox's office.

truthspew said...

Shirvell is a piece of shit Christian. I hope he gets run over by a bus.

BosGuy said...

I'm clearly not a fan of Shirvell, but I'd ask that nobody wish someone ill. That sort of anger makes me uncomfortable.

I do believe (as with all of us) Shirvell will reap what he sows.

Anonymous said...

Those that protest too much are usually gay themselves. Hard to beleive that this behaviour is tolerated from a government body. Very sad to hear when we have had so many suicides the last few weeks from bullying/anit-gay bullshit.

Konrad said...

That is disgusting to me. How can anyone think that something like this is ok?