ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Deputy Headmaster Praised in Zimbabwe for Declaring He is Gay

09/25/2018 | The Times Live

Lesbian‚ gay‚ bisexual‚ and transgender activists in Zimbabwe have commended the bravery of a top private school deputy headmaster for openly declaring his sexual orientation during assembly. Dr Neal Hovelmeier teaches at St John’s College‚ one of the country’s elite schools. He made the announcement to pupils at the school last week. Hovelmeier said in a statement that he had decided to lead by example because of some of his former students’ experiences. “I have become increasingly aware that a number of former students who gain the confidence after school to pursue their chosen orientation‚ have reported back to me experiencing an environment of intolerance‚ intimidation and homophobia while they were at school‚” he said.

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