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A teen fought back against a homophobic high school bully, and Twitter is calling him a hero

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Jordan Steffy, a junior at LaPorte High School in Indiana, says that a classmate posted a homophobic message on Snapchat using a photo of him. He confronted the student, who he says then repeatedly called him a homophobic slur. The confrontation escalated into a physical fight, a video of which went viral on Twitter with over 2.1 million views, with many users applauding Steffy for defending himself. "If you were in my shoes, you'd probably get sick of it and you'd want to stand up for yourself," Steffy told Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Jordan Steffy had finally had enough.

The junior at LaPorte High School in Indiana says that he's been enduring homophobic bullying since he came out in seventh grade, from hateful slurs to food thrown at him in the cafeteria. When, according to Steffy, a classmate posted a homophobic message on Snapchat using a photo of him, it was the last straw.

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Big political donor faces new charges in Manhattan federal court
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UK Athletics to review position of Zara Hyde Peters as new chief executive
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