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Dominic Sheahan-Stahl Still Barred from Speaking at Michigan High School Graduation Because He Is Gay

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Huffington Post
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April 28, 2012

Principal Denny Starnes from Mount Pleasant, Michigan's Sacred Heart Academy, spoke today in front of the student body about the controversial decision to disinvite Dominic Sheahan-Stahl as graduation speaker because he is gay. Sheahan-Stahl, a Sacred Heart alumnus and older brother of a current graduate, was asked in the fall to give the keynote address at the May 20 graduation but was subsequently told he was "no longer welcome" to speak when the school and Bishop Joseph R. Cistone of the Diocese of Saginaw learned he was gay after reading on Facebook about his engagement to his partner, Nathan.