Trans high school principal asks for acceptance

French students work on the test of Philosophy as they take the baccalaureat exam (high school graduation exam) on June 18, 2012 at the Pasteur high school in Strasbourg, eastern France. Some 703.059 candidates are registered for the 2012 session. The exam results will be announced on July 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

A high school principal has come out as trans and it made him the first trans administrator in his district. He sent a strong massage to the staff and students. In an email sent to families on Wednesday, Dr Sevelius explained his reasons for transitioning and coming out. He said: “Dear Heath Community, I am writing to all of you to share some powerful news about me. I am transgender.” The Superintendent Andrew Bott immediately reacted on the massage promising his support and adding that coming out will have only a positive impact on his work as a principal. The Principal joined the Heath School in 2014 as vice principal. After serving as interim principal, Sevelius was appointed permanently this year. Sevelius has used his personal experience of being trans, having worked as part of the Gender Identity Leadership Group which works for district protocols for students who come out as trans. The principal posted on Twitter to say that he had received a positive response to his coming out.He wrote: “Filled up with love and hope this morning.”


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