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Newly-Out Gay Principal Leads Thousands in Student Protest of WBC: VIDEO

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Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall, who came out as gay to his students at the D.C. school's annual Pride Day last week, led hundreds in a counterprotest of the Westboro Baptist Church today. The WBC had come to picket the school because of its strong support for LGBT students.

WJZ reports:

More than 2,000 students and teachers took part in the counter-protest.

“Education breeds tolerance and hatemongers breed ignorance,” said a participant.
“When I was in high school, we really didn’t include the LGBT community but these students are insisting that we do that and I just couldn’t be prouder,” said a participant.

“I just couldn’t imagine what happened today in my wildest dreams,” said Cahall.
The rally lasted about an hour. Police escorted members of the Westboro Baptist Church from the area.

Four hundred members of the surrounding community also showed up at the students’ event

Monday outside the school.

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Here is Video of Wilson HS Principal Pete Cahall Coming Out as Gay to His School: WATCH

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Earlier today we reported that Principal Pete Cahall  at Wilson High School in D.C. shocked his students when he came out of the closet at a school Pride event.

StudentCahall was flanked Mayor Vincent C. Gray and David Catania, the D.C. Council’s first openly gay member.

Here's some great video of Cahall making the announcement, his hands shaking, then doubling over with relief as his students cheer and then rush the stage to give him hugs.

Cahall is 50 years old. He told ABC7 that he felt it would have been hypocritical for him to host a school Pride event while holding on to his secret, and that he found courage in the recent disclosures by NBA player Jason Collins and NFL player Michael Sam.

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