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Vincent Gray
Washington, D.C., principal comes out as gay and students cheer
Washington, D.C., principal comes out as gay and students cheer

What is remarkable about Washington, D.C., principal Pete Cahall's decision to come out as gay is what didn't happen. In the past, there would have been an uproar, but this time there was an overall acceptance of the educator's sexual orientation. To be sure, there was the expected responses, such as from the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization best known for anti-gay picketing at military funerals, which condemned the announcement and threatened demonstrations. And gay rights advocates, including local leaders, as well as Randi Weingarten, the openly gay leader of a national teachers' union, voiced their support. But students who heard the...

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