OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Pete Cahall, the principal of D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School – the city's largest public high school – made a surprise announcement to his students today during the school's second-annual LGBT pride event.

"I just turned 50 a couple of weeks ago, and I just kept saying [to myself], I'm tired of hiding," Cahall told reporters after revealing to students that he was a proud, gay man. His unexpected words were received by students with rousing cheers and astonished, joyful looks in a beautiful, stirring moment.

Naturally, Westboro Baptist Church has announced that it plans to protest the school on June 9 for holding a dynamic LGBT pride event, and over 1,000 students have volunteered to participate in a silent protest to protect the school's LGBT students, and now, its proud, gay principal.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who was standing alongside Cahall as he made his surprise announcement, and who publicly congratulated Cahall for his bravery and integrity, had a simple message for those who planned to spread their hatred at the school:

In my best biblical reference: they can go straight to hell.
Seems not all things in D.C. are broken after all.

--§--

What Do You Buy For the Children
David Harris-Gershon is author of the memoir What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?, just out from Oneworld Publications.


Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to David Harris-Gershon (The Troubadour) on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 08:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Writing by David Harris Gershon, LGBT Kos Community, and LGBT Rights are Human Rights.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.