This New Jersey teen came out in a big way- to his entire school.


Jacob Rudolph was accepting an award from his high school as the senior class "Best Actor,"  and told them he had been acting his entire life. He told the auditorium filled with his fellow students, teachers, and parents that he was gay. Instead of shunning him, the 300 plus crowd gave him a standing ovation for his courageous speech. You can listen to the speech below. I applaud Jacob for not only coming out of the closet but making sure other students at his school will not be afraid of doing the same in the future.