A 9-year-old girl stunned her teacher by writing him a touching letter after he came out to his class as gay.
The teacher was running a class on bullying and homophobia when his primary school students admitted to having heard the word ‘gay’ used in a derogatory way. He decided his coming out could have a positive effect.
He explained to Pink News: ‘After speaking to my Head, who was very supportive, we agreed I could tell the class that I’m gay so they at least knew one gay person and hopefully explain that when people use that word they’re talking about me.’
The news was well received by the class but he was still taken aback when the unnamed student slipped him this note a few days later.
The teacher told Pink News: ‘Reading it brought tears to my eyes and it took me a little while to compose myself. When I thanked her she just shrugged and repeated something one of the boys in the class had said during the lesson, ‘It’s just your life’. Then she went back to her maths.’
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