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D.C. High School Principal Comes Out During School LGBT Pride Event

What an awesome story! 

Inspired by his students Washington, D.C. high school principal Pete Cahall publicly came out as gay during a school-wide Pride event. 

The Washington Post reports

Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall came out to his students as gay at a school-wide Pride Day event Wednesday, shaking as he said that he had “hid in the shadows for the last 50 years” but was inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.

“I want to say publicly for the first time because of your leadership, care and support that I am a proud gay man who just happens to be the principal of Wilson High School,” he said in the packed atrium at the D.C. school, flanked by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and David Catania (I), the D.C. Council’s first openly gay member.

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Students greeted Cahall’s announcement Wednesday with a loud, long cheer.

“I feel really proud of him, even though obviously he’s an adult,” said Marla Solow, 16, a junior who helped organize the Pride event. “I teared up … if it inspires other people to come out, that’s great.”

“I have so much respect for him to be able to do that,” said Tao Marwell, a 17-year-old senior who said she identifies as queer. “It’s a very brave thing to do.”

Such a positive way to effect change!

The Washington Post continues:

Students hugged Cahall after his announcement, and he said he felt relief, “like a ton of bricks lifted.”

“I’ve hid all my life,” Cahall said. “In this community, with these kids, I’d be a big hypocrite if I didn’t speak my truth.”

Who's cutting onions in here?!

 

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Comments

Put the sick pervert Cahall in jail.

OMG! I hope he wasn't married, to a straight woman, with kids! And, before you loathsome queens pounce on me....I'm gay!! lol

Everyday more and more people are finding their voice. I applaud him, and all of you for fighting to create a world where this will be ordinary.

That's great stuff... We love that!

damn onions!!!!! :)

The feels! This literally made me cry

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