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Coming Out In High School

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Kevin Avellano speaks at the SMYAL's annual fall brunch.
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Kevin Avellano speaks at the SMYAL's annual fall brunch.

When a student in Virginia embraced his identity by coming out of the closet, he became his high school's only openly gay student. He talks with Kavitha Cardoza about the challenges of his situation, from being bullied to struggling to focus on his studies.

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