That these young people in their mid-teens can call a national press conference speaks to the cowardice of the adults in the Anoka-Hennepin School District who thought the "neutrality policy"/"no homo promo" (as it was colloquially known) policy was either beneficial or who were indifferent to the deleterious effects that backward policies have on real people.
Being a kid is hard. Kids grasp desperately for ways to project outward their own insecurities and perceived inadequacies, and they get their cues from adults. In the Anoka-Hennepin School District and schools across the country, making a form of prejudice "neutral" (i.e. tacitly accepted) has predictably terrible results.