Teen Comes Out To 300+ Classmates, Receives Standing Ovation

Upon accepting his award for “Class Actor”, high school senior Jacob Rudolph revealed that he’s been acting everyday of his life — as “straight Jacob.”

Filmed by his father Jonathan, Jacob took his short time at the podium to come out to his fellow classmates, all 300-plus of them, as well as teachers and staff, who responded with a rousing standing ovation.

Jacob’s papa was obviously proud of his son as he wrote in the video’s introduction, “his acceptance speech took more guts to do than anything I’ve ever attempted in my life.”

The elder Rudolph also called for an end to bullying and discrimination so that other kids won’t have to “act as someone they’re not.”