High School Senior Comes Out, Gets Standing Ovation
This was beautiful to watch. High school senior Jacob Rudolph bravely (emphasis on bravely) came out to 300 students at an assembly. The video, filmed and posted on YouTube by Jacob's father Johnathan, shows him taking the stage to accept an award for Class Actor during the senior class awards.
"Rudolph notes that while he's acted in several plays over his academic tenure, he's been acting every day as something he's not: a straight person. "Most of you see me every day, you see me acting the part of straight Jacob," says Rudolph, as the crowd quiets. "When I am, in fact, an LGBT teen."
Watch the video below, and try not to short circuit your keyboard.