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Nex Benedict; counter-protesters outside Owasso High School
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After Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside of Owasso High School in Oklahoma following the death of nonbinary student Nex Benedict, hundreds of members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies showed up to counter-protest.

Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who used he/they pronouns, died on February 8, the day after he was involved in a violent altercation with three other students in the school's bathroom. An official cause of death is pending, but the school district is facing a federal investigation for failing to seek medical treatment for Benedict following the altercation.

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