Inspired By His Students, Principal Comes Out At High School Pride Event

“I have hid in the shadows, but I am liberated today,” Principal Pete Cahall said during an LGBT pride event at Wilson High School in Washington D.C.

1. During a speech before students assembled at Wilson High School’s second annual Pride Day event Wednesday, Principle Pete Cahall came out as gay — an announcement that was met by a huge, emotional applause, The Washington Post reports.

Cahall thanked his students for inspiring him to come out. “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. Mayor Vincent Gray and City Council member David Catania stood beside Cahall during the event.

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