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: