Tired of Hiding, Born To Be Brave
His hands shaking and his voice faltering through a speech he hadn't been sure he'd read, Pete Cahall, principal of D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School, told students assembled for their second annual gay pride celebration something he'd waited 50 years to say: "I am a proud gay man." Students cheered as Cahall choked up. Later, he explained, “How can I be the principal of Wilson and oversee a pride day and tell kids to be themselves and be who you are and then not do that? It's hypocritical.” Students had already announced a counter-protest to alleged plans by the Westboro Baptist jerks to picket the school's celebration; Mayor Vincent Gray added his own "best biblical reference - they can go straight to hell."