A gay alumnus of a Catholic high school in Michigan learned this week that he’s no longer invited to speak at his alma mater’s graduation because school administrators found out he’s gay.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1998 and, now an actor, was invited and then un-invited to speak for this year’s graduating class, of which his younger brother is a member. He made a video about the incident, which you can see at the link above.
Principal Denny Starnes announced Friday that he supports the actor, but must abide by the Catholic diocese’s decision to bar Sheahan-Stahl from speaking at the commencement ceremony. William said that the student body expressed support toward his brother, as well. Sheahan-Stahl said he plans to still attend the graduation to support his brother, and he told the Saginaw News that he will give his address at Central Michigan University on May 20 after the graduation ceremony.