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Washington principal comes out at school pride day

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WASHINGTON (WHDH) - The annual pride day celebration at a Washington D.C. high school took a surprising turn Wednesday when the principal of the school announced he is gay.

His decision to come out was prompted by his students; he says they inspired him.

Kids gathered for their tolerance event called pride day.

When 50-year-old principal and former college football player Pete Cahall, reportedly physically shaking, came out publicly for the first time as a gay man.

Moments later, Cahall joined a surprised Mayor Vincent Gray who congratulated him and Cahall explained why today.

“I just turned 50 a couple of weeks ago and I'm tired of hiding.
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