Principal in Washington DC comes out as gay at high school’s Pride Day event

Pete Cahall: 'I am a proud gay man who just happens to be the principal of Wilson High School'

Principal in Washington DC comes out as gay at high school’s Pride Day event
04 June 2014

Pride Day at Wilson High School in Washington DC took on even deeper meaning this week when the school’s principal decided to come out as gay in front of the student body.

Pete Cahall addressed the students during a lunchtime rally and said: ‘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.’

The Washington Post reports that Cahall was flanked by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C Gray and the District’s first openly gay councilmember David Catania as he made the announcement and was shaking with emotion.

He was cheered by students.

‘I just turned 50,’ he said. ‘I’m tired for hiding.’

The school’s Gay-Straight Alliance tweeted its congratulations after the rally: ‘Congrats Principal Cahall for coming out as a gay man! We are so proud of you!’

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen to present at London Collections: MEN

Two of the world's top fashion houses will be presenting their main menswear collections at London's men's fashion week January 7-9  
No thumbnail available

Kenya newspaper prints list of 'top homos'

'We are now walking targets. Our lives are at risk'
No thumbnail available

Ruth Bader Ginsburg tears apart gay marriage opponents in court

'Notorious RBG' destroys every argument put forward against gay marriage
No thumbnail available

HIV+ man faces jail for unprotected sex in Taiwan

Teacher arrested under the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act
No thumbnail available

Gay Arabic Australians face homophobia, says study

In the first report documenting the fear, violence and rejection that gay Arabic Australians suffer, respondents speak of widespread verbal and physical violence
No thumbnail available

Gay group supports fined Vietnamese couple

ICS believes it is legal for two adult men to hold a wedding party and banning it can be considered a hate crime in other countries
No thumbnail available

Caitlyn Jenner pays visit to Los Angeles LGBT Center, camera crews follow

Jenner makes first public appearance since unveiling of Vanity Fair cover that has caused a sensation
No thumbnail available

Moves to ban expulsion of LGBT kids from religious schools in Australian state

Independent MP for Sydney Alex Greenwich wants to ban religious schools from expelling LGBT kids in the Australian state of New South Wales
Study: Women more likely to be bisexual

Study: Women more likely to be bisexual

Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities – but not men's.
No thumbnail available

Reykjavik mayor shows pride for Pussy Riot at gay parade

Iceland mayor Jon Gnarr wears pink dress and balaclava in support of pro-gay Russian punk group on trial in Russia