roadbikeRob saidThat is a good, valid point. A high school yearbook should be about the good times and happy portraits of people along with lessons learned. It should not be a published venue for political and sexual expression. In a way, the administrators where just trying to prevent a possible major backlash against this gay kid and others like him at that Arkansas high school.
Actually, there is nothing that says a high school yearbook should not contain political content. Sexual expression is always a part of the content. You always have sections which highlight couples whether it be at proms or other events.
A high school yearbook profile is meant to showcase people who stood out during the year. This can be for various reasons which include individuals who are: activists, entertainers, nerds, geeks, jocks, kooks, etc.
It would be interesting to see what was contained in the other 5 profiles for this year, and to review for other years.
I'm sure you would find people talking about all kinds of things including religion and politics, which I'm sure some people would prefer not to read about.
There is no reason to censor anyone for simply conveying a positive message and memory of their time in school. This is especially true at this school where he was already out and accepted.