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Michigan School Gay Graduation Speaker

Gay Man Still Barred From Speaking At Michigan High School Graduation

Waymon Hudson | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Principal Denny Starnes confirmed that the school and diocese were standing by their decision to bar Sheahan-Stahl from giving the keynote at his younger brother's graduation. During the emotional announcement, Starnes expressed personal conflict over the decision.

Michigan High School Disinvites Gay Graduation Speaker

Waymon Hudson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Principal Starnes told Sheahan-Stahl's mother that due to the fact that he was gay and "had a picture and a status on Facebook that says so" (referring to engagement pictures and announcements), he was no longer welcome to speak.