Gay teen Graeme Taylor is headed to the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, November 22.

Taylor is the 14-year-old boy who came to the defense of a teacher suspended for booting an anti-gay student from his classroom.

“Last week, an incredible 14-year-old named Graeme Taylor gave an inspirational speech defending his teacher for stopping gay bullying,” the show said in announcing the booking. “Today he's here to tell Ellen what motivated him to do it.”

Jay McDowell, an economics teacher at Howell High School in Michigan, was disciplined with a one day suspension without pay for removing a student from his class after the student said he doesn't accept gays.

Taylor was among the dozens of people who showed up Monday at a school board meeting to support McDowell.

Taylor said he was gay and bullying had driven him to a suicide attempt.

“I've been in classrooms where children have said the worst things,” the boy told the board. “The kinds of things that drove me to a suicide attempt when I was only 9 years old.”

“These are the things that hurt a lot,” Taylor said. “There is a silent holocaust out there, in which an estimated 6 million gay people every year kill themselves.”

“He did an amazing thing,” Taylor added. “He did something that inspired a lot of people.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)