Not sure how we missed this one, but since everyone loves a gay sex scandal at a school, meet Matthew Hanly (pictured, left), the now-former headmaster of Oregon Episcopal School, a day and boarding school in the woods, apparently. The 51-year-old married (but separated) father of two grown children suddenly found himself resigning from the post last week when emails of the “personal” nature found their way into the hands of parents. How personal? Well for one thing they revealed he was gay. And for another, that he enjoys crab cakes and sex with his dinner party hosts.
After separating from his wife last fall, it appears Hanly realized he’s a big gay and started a mission to enjoy all the fruits of homosexuality! That involved joining friends for dinner parties, and then hitting on them via email afterward.
As these things are wont to do, the messages made their way into an email chain among students’ parents (and, presumably, students) after Hanly’s email was hacked. Parents, meanwhile, claim they’re furious not because they learned their headmaster is gay (of course not!), but “they were troubled by Hanly’s leadership at the exclusive private school,” reports Willamette Week. “And they said the latest embarrassment was just one more symptom of Hanly’s poor judgement [sic] during his nearly two-year tenure. They also faulted him for making decisions behind closed doors without adequate input from parents.”
Hanly has already apologized to students and teachers in person, and then (of course) sent an email to parents apologizing once more, and coming out, in case it wasn’t already obvious.
So what was even in those emails that, interestingly, involved another male school headmaster, Michael Hulshof-Schmidt (pictured, right)?
Poor guy. But we’d have more sympathy for the fella if he weren’t so stupid as to use his work email account to send these messages. C’mon, people, Gmail is free!