Hundreds of bikers pick up gay Mishawaka student from school; Send anti-bullying message
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Hundreds of bikers gathered to pick up a Mishawaka student from her last day of school Friday.
Sophomore Summer Biggs said she’s been relentlessly bullied at the school for being gay. Desiree May, Summer’s mother, said school officials told her they were investigating the bullying incident but they still wanted to show support for Biggs and other LGBTQ kids.
“We wanted to be loud and proud and show that you can’t suppress these kids voices and you can’t suppress who they are,” May said.
Hood Rat Riders organized the ride for Biggs. They said they wanted to send a message that bullying is never okay.
$200 in donations were also collected and given to the LGBTQ center in Mishawaka. They rode there after picking up the Biggs.
Biggs was overwhelmed by the show of support and hopes others who’ve experienced bullying know they are not alone.
“I hope this really shows that they don’t have to be quiet,” Biggs said. “No matter what situation you’re in there’s always people who will say something and do something for you.”