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CEO of Chicago Public Schools Huberman: I'm Gay


It was apparent based on the many comments that were left on news items last week that many people were already aware of the sexual orientation of newly-appointed CEO of Chicago Public Schools Ron Huberman, but Huberman discussed it in an interview yesterday with the Chicago Sun-Times:

"At 15, while attending Lyons Township High School, Huberman made a declaration that, at first, was difficult for his parents to accept: He's gay. 'It's always difficult for kids. It was difficult for my parents at first. But they've become very accepting and very supportive,' said Huberman, who lives with a partner who's a friend from college. They reconnected four years ago. 'It has given me a great sensitivity for the need to be inclusive. If I didn't grow up being part of a group that was viewed differently, I may not have that sensitivity. It makes me in tune to individuals, groups and others who are not fitting in and may need extra support.' While he has an unusual perspective on the issue, Huberman refused to say where he stands on the stalled proposal for a gay high school. To parents who might be uncomfortable with a gay CEO running the public schools, he said, 'There are always those who will look to divide us. I'm focused on what unites us. What I believe unites every Chicagoan is the need to have a world-class educational system for our kids.'"

Huberman, the former president of the Chicago Transit Authority, was selected to replace outgoing schools chief Arne Duncan, who is Obama's Secretary of Education.

Ron Huberman: The mayor's man [sun times]

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  1. "...Huberman refused to say where he stands on the stalled proposal for a gay high school."

    His position is Daley's position. PERIOD.

    I hope he has great success in his new position. It is a tough one.

    Posted by: Walker | Feb 2, 2009 9:32:00 AM

  2. Handsome, successful, socially commtted (I guess), admired, biracial, GAY and married. Well, as married as two men can get to be in Illinois.

    Some folks in Chicago say that Daley is grooming Huberman to make a run of mayor. Wouldn't that be something? A gay mayor of Chicago.....with beef.

    Infatuation: what a silly waste of energy, but I can feel it comin' on.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 2, 2009 10:13:48 AM

  3. soo attractive :)

    Posted by: Ford | Feb 2, 2009 10:43:02 AM

  4. What a cutie


    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 2, 2009 10:58:21 AM

  5. Hmmm, I wouldn't mind being paddled in the principals office if he was in charge.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Feb 2, 2009 12:23:15 PM

  6. Damn. He's pretty sexy!

    Posted by: Wes | Feb 2, 2009 1:32:14 PM

  7. Mmmmmmm, looks like I'll need to pay a visit to Chi-town. ;)

    Posted by: Luka | Feb 2, 2009 3:31:21 PM

  8. He is very cute in person especially when he is sunning himself on the outdoor patio of the local Argo Tea but I do not think he is biracial - I think he is of Israeli heritage.

    Posted by: Ian | Feb 2, 2009 8:13:49 PM

  9. "...but I do not think he is biracial - I think he is of Israeli heritage."

    Well, then, Ian, Isrealis who are native to Palestine & North Africa must be dark and beautiful because he sure is. I see you're a Chicagoan--have you seen the other photos of him?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 4, 2009 11:06:47 AM

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