Gay teacher’s honesty inspires student to come out

Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.

Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.

Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.

Drama teacher Emma Baldry’s admission that she’s gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.

Liverpool Pride is on August 1st, and to mark the occasion, 31-year-old drama teacher Emma Baldry made the decision to come out to her class, particularly as she’d recently changed her name and entered a civil partnership.

“Many of the older pupils started to ask what my husband was called,” she recently told Attitude magazine, “and I had a choice to make. Do I lie or tell the truth? I chose the latter because I’d gone through enough time living as not me, so I promised myself that now that I’ve found out who I truly am, I would never ever hide my sexuality again.”

Her honesty paid off in spades: she inspired one of her students to come out, in a moving letter — first published in Liverpool Echo — that you can read by clicking below:

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