A Student’s Coming Out Letter Elicits Wonderful Response From Teacher


For his AP English class, reddit user daftzak had to write an essay about a “weight that I carry daily” and he decided to write about being gay. This was his response from his teacher:

“I am honored to be a witness to this weight being lifted off. You are an amazing, dynamic compassionate, ‘with-it’ young man who will give the world a gift just by you being you, offering your love & spirit. If people choose not to be comfortable with your honesty, their loss my friend—their loss.”

And this was daftzak’s response: “Never have I teared up from a teacher’s comments before.”

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