Teacher who came out in assembly gets thank you message after four years

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A teacher who came out as gay in an assembly has received a thank you letter from a student four years later.

David Weston, formerly a teacher at Watford Grammar, came out as gay in an assembly given to the whole school in 2010.

The former pupil wrote: “You probably won’t remember me … I just wanted you to know how inspirational your assembly was.”

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David Weston came out in a school assembly in 2010

Continuing, the student says they are straight, but that they are strongly against homophobia.

“I really felt you should know that you challenged the ignorance of so many people that day, and if every teacher shared your courage, then the world would be a much better place – not just for gay men, but for all of us. For that, I thank you.

“I will carry the memory with me for the rest of my life. Thank you.”

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Weston came you after an operation for a liver transplant and before leaving his job as a teacher to set up the Teacher Development Trust, a charity which helps children achieve more.